Fine Arts

Welcome to Our Fine Arts Site

At Nottingham, we believe that a quality art program is essential at every level of education if we are to have an aesthetically aware society which perceives the abundant beauty of the world and which expresses and communicates that perception in creative, powerful ways. Research has demonstrated the inter-related nature of the fine arts with applied sciences and mathematics. The visual-spatial intelligence necessary for adult careers in these areas is developed and supported through the arts.

Both the district and campus goals for Art Education are based on a learner-centered classroom. Experiences in art develop self-expression and a feeling of success while building skills and concepts integrated throughout the curriculum. Such experiences will help the child to:

  • develop a positive self-image
  • grow in creativity
  • become successful problem-solvers
  • appreciate the cultures and aesthetic values of other people
  • gain knowledge of history and present conditions through works of art

 

Nottingham Art Education is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS). Art instruction is important in developing skills necessary for students to be successful in the school setting and on school and standardized tests such as TAAS.

Students develop awareness of space, form, texture, value, and color by evaluating and creating works of art during their work time. Art instruction is provided to all students every week at Nottingham. In addition, art is integrated into all other academic disciplines throughout the year and is one of the many programs necessary to the development of well-rounded students.

We emphasize that time spent by each student in art instruction be focused on productive, on-task behavior. Students work together to earn bonus points toward a class party held during art class. Students may earn up to four parties a year. We follow the Community Agreements while working together, and ask that you reinforce these agreements, or rules, with your child:

Mutual Respect
Respecting our own and other people's time, space, ideas and materials

Active Listening
Listening not only to the instructor but also to each other

The Right to Participate
Using time wisely and staying on task

Only Give "Put-Ups"
Treating and talking to others in the same way we wish to be treated


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For Students:

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Who to Contact:

  • Georgia McCalmon
  • Wendy Williamson