Hillside students in all grade levels receive high quality weekly instruction in the visual arts. The art program is based on a comprehensive curriculum and is aligned with the state TEKS for art. Students create works of art using a variety of materials, methods, and skills. They also learn about the history of art, learn to critically engage with art, and learn how to analyze and interpret works of art.
HillsideAcademy is represented each year in the GISD Elementary Art Show. Many examples of student art from all grade levels are selected to be exhibited.
Some of the artists that will be discussed this year include:
Vincent Van Gogh
Our Hillside Academy Eagles are given the opportunity to soar to great heights artistically. To support higher order thinking strategies and promote visual literacy, the students engage in discussions about artworks. As the students explore artworks from around the world they will develop an understanding and appreciation for people and cultures different from their own.
By providing a supportive environment, the Hillside art program allows students to develop positive self-esteem and identity through their art-making. The art teachers strive to ensure all students are able to reach their full creative potential.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” –Pablo Picasso