Welcome to the Art Room! The philosophy behind the Diocese of Arlington’s art curriculum is based on the belief that each person is a unique creation, having worth as a child of God, and as a gift of God, possessing many talents. Art is a visual language that can be read and understood by children and teachers alike as an important part of their response to beauty in God’s created world.
Art Curriculum Highlights include:
Grades K-3 focus on the elements of art, how they are used to create a composition and how art is used to celebrate our faith.
Grades 4-5 begin combining the elements of art with the principles of design into their work.
Grade 6 learns all about art around the world and how different cultures use art.
Grade 7 studies different art movements such as Pop Art and Op Art.
Grade 8 works on 3D art and making their art reflect their own unique viewpoints and personalities.
- Art is something to share. It builds connections between friends, family and community.
- Art teaches risk tasking and learning from one's mistakes.
- 33% of children are visual learners.
- When art is integrated in other curriculum areas, children become more engaged in the learning process.
- Art develops instincts and intuition.
Student artwork is displayed in the Counsel Room and on our Online Gallery through Artsonia.
- Please e-mail Mrs. Miller for your child’s screen name.
- New artwork is uploaded on a weekly basis.
- You can sign up through the website to receive e-mail notification when your child has new artwork posted.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Curriculum follows the guidelines set forth by the
Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools.