"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." – Maya Angelou
Barnesville's visual ARTS program is an integral part of our academic curriculum. Our art teacher works closely with our classroom teachers to INTEGRATE art into social studies, science, and even math curriculums.
The link between art and social studies gives students an opportunity to learn about different cultures of the world from all historical eras. For example, when our fourth graders are studying Colonial America, they also draw colonial Limner portraits and learn embroidery. In seventh grade, students learn about world religions in art. They take field trips to an area mosque, synagogue, cathedral, and Buddhist and Hindu temples, where they learn the basics of these religions and create artifacts pertaining to these religions.
Projects related to science and math include creating silk paintings of cell structures and learning how to use a compass to create a variety of art involving circle geometry.
By the time students have reached eighth grade, they are taking a traditional high school studio art class. The halls are alive with the work of all students, transforming our School into a museum of creativity for families and visitors to enjoy.