The art curriculum at Ilan Ramon Day School is a sequence of creative and challenging projects designed to encourage and develop one’s aesthetic responsiveness and expressive abilities. In this program we use a wide range of fine arts materials and techniques that enable exploration, experimentation, organization, and ultimate success in art skills. The students will develop personal and discriminatory criteria for evaluating art by expanding their knowledge of art elements and principles.
Art history, a strong component of the program, is juxtaposed with classroom instruction with slide shows, film, and gallery visits. The students learn to identify and appreciate major art influences and movements and recognize its distinguishing art and artists. Art is integrated throughout the grades to enhance content areas with a comparative study relating the visual arts to literature, music, dance, and content disciplines.
The School has an Art Docent Program for Grades K through 5. The art docents are in the classrooms four times a year to teach multi-day lessons that are integrated into the core curriculum in collaboration with the general studies teachers. The classroom teachers in both general studies and Judaic Studies integrate art into the social studies curriculum.