Emerson Elementary School

Art Appreciation

The goal of Art Discovery is to introduce Emerson school students to some of the world's most noteworthy artists and their works in micro-bursts of art history and art creation.


Our strategy is to ask the children general questions about the art and let them do the discovering given the knowledge they already have. Instead of giving out information, the questions will let the children discover or investigate the art by building on what they know, what they can do, and what they like to do.


This can be a very exciting way to look at art. The children invest themselves into it, they find out their own answers, they learn that not everybody sees things the same way, and they develop opinions of their own. This process helps them to develop both analytical skills and critical thinking.


We hope this program will be enriching for all involved.