Every Montessori classroom has opportunities, lessons, and resources for creative expression. Young students first learn how to use art tools, like scissors, paints, glue, pattern, and design, etc. Once they have proficient dexterity, they can use the tools to create with more precision. Nothing is more frustrating than having an image of how you want something to look, but not having the ability to recreate it in real-life. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their work through detailed illustrations, collages, dioramas, and creative presentation boards. 


The MakerSpace is filled with an abundance of art materials and projects ready to be designed. Prepared "art challenge bins" teach a core art concept and then contain the needed supplies for students to test their skills independently. Artist studies explore a specific artist's technique and approach and students practice emulating their trademark style. 


In a climate when art is considered a dispensable subject, we prioritize creativity as an indispensable fundamental skill. Many arguments emphasize the importance of art and music as vehicles for increasing academic achievement. While that might be true, we do not attach their value to something as simple as test scores. Art is a human need. Music is a creative language. We recognize art is another platform for demonstrating intelligence, much like math or reading. Moreover, we encourage imaginative and artistic pursuits with the same reverence as we do other subject areas. Read More Here