The St.Ignatius Parish School Art Program follows the California State Visual Arts Content Standards. The Preschool, Transitional-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten teachers provide hands-on art experiences in their classrooms. The first through eighth grade students receive additional art instruction once a week with the art teacher in the art room, an art-studio-style environment designed to facilitate all aspects of visual art media, from viewing reproductions of famous artworks to drawing to painting to clay sculpting and all manner of creative expression. The program also involves introduction to various artists, periods in art history and cultures, art appreciation and critique, and an annual student art show which coincides with the school’s open house. An art club is also available to students in grades five through eight who wish to further pursue their interest in art.
Note to parents: Most student artwork remains stored at school until the end of the school year so that it can be exhibited in the Art Show and on bulletin board displays throughout the year, and also so it won’t get crumpled in backpacks on the way home. Near the end of the year, the students will carry their artwork home neatly in their Paper Bag Portfolios. Please see the Art Photo Gallery for pictures of student work as it is posted. Thank you.
Our amazing students have once again made the annual Open House Art Exhibit a great success with their creativity and artistic talent!To see more pictures of the event, click on the Art Show Photo Gallery in the Curriculum tab.
We happily accept any donations of art supplies and materials. Extra pencil sharpeners and erasers are always welcome! Materials such as yarn, fabric scraps, pieces of tagboard/cardstock, paper plates, feathers, cotton balls, beads, dry beans, family-friendly magazines, sequins/glitter, chunky paint brushes and old t-shirts to be used as paint smocks are especially appreciated. Thank You!
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual Group.
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.