Wow...Art Education is really valuable and useful! Look what the Colorado Department of Education has to say, "Exploration of visual arts is about invention, creation, and innovation. Building on the development of ideas through a process of inquiry, discovery, and research leads to the creation of works of art, and, whether using traditional materials or the latest technologies, prepares students to be independent, lifelong learners. Participation in the visual arts provides students with unique experiences and skills that develop important traits for success in the 21st century workforce. Studying art and design involves inquiry, posing and solving problems, perseverance, re-purposing, taking risks, and persuading and inspiring."
Visual ART CURRICULUM K-5 In Art, each grade is working on age appropriate projects, learning different skills and understanding different art concepts through various projects incorporating the BVSD Visual Art Standards. To learn more about the BVSD Visual Art Standards, check out the Visual Art Standards page. As an art teacher, I feel that for student, art is about learning various art techniques and art CONCEPT; it is not all about the end PRODUCT. Sometimes are end results are awesome, sometimes they are more of a learning art experience. Check out the different grade level pages to see what your child is studying in art.
Meet Flatirons Elementary Art Teacher: Katie Salazar.
Hello Monarch Families! My name is Katie Salazar and I am the Flatirons Elementary Art Teacher. My family and I just moved to Boulder from the high mountains of Summit County. I have had the pleasure of being an art teacher for children for the past ten years working for Summit School District and also running a private art program. I have two beautiful daughters and a fun-loving puppy dog that keep me very busy. I look forward to meeting you all and teaching your children art this year. I am so excited to join the wonderful team at Flatirons Elementary!
“Every child is an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso
I truly believe this is true and my goal as an art teacher is to encourage each child to discover their inner artist. I emphasis in my art classes that EVERYONE is an artist in their own way.
Grades in Art
Grades in art are a combination of class participation, effort, artistic craftsmanship, art folder completeness, and art reflections. In Art, we focus more on understanding the art concepts and learning the procedure than just the final finished product. Every art project has grade level specific art concepts related to the grade level visual art standards.
Art Folders All first through fifth grade students work in an art portfolios throughout the entire year. The portfolio is where students put information about art concepts or artists we are learning about with each project. In third-fifth grade all students also complete an art reflection at the end of each project as a way to show understanding of the art concepts learned as well as a time to reflect upon the art project challenges and achievements. Art portfolios will come home at the end of the school year after the annual spring art show. Click here to see the Art Reflection.
Contact Info: Email: Katie.Salazar@bvsd.org Classroom Direct Phone:
If you have any questions about your child's art classes, please contact me any time.