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Visual Arts Program in Jenkintown

The AFS art program in Lower School encourages inquiry, discovery, and wonder. Creating art promotes self-awareness, problem-solving skills and the ability to consider multiple viewpoints. Our program supports an interdisciplinary experience that helps to expand student understanding of artistic concepts, cultural traditions and the context of artwork in art history. Through aesthetic inquiry and group discussions, students are able to compare and describe works of art and make meaningful observations about the work they see in the world around them.

The scaffolded introduction of art vocabulary, the elements, and principles of design and artistic techniques strengthens students’ ability to work independently and feel successful and enthusiastic about the artwork they create.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of art projects throughout the year, working both individually and collaboratively.

Lower School

Visual Arts

  • Second grade pastel drawing in the style of Georgia O'Keefe

  • First grade oaxaca style wooden animal sculpture

  • Fourth grade ceramic tidepool creatures

  • Second grade woodworking teddy bear bunk bed

  • Preschool animal collage and spanish language integration