The visual arts program at Tuskawilla Montessori spans a wide range of mediums and is interspersed within the lessons and the Montessori materials. Artwork is immersive and embedded within our Montessori goals: to improve the child’s dexterity, concentration, fine motor skills, hand and finger strength, and coordination.
Our emphasis in the Preschool revolves around the process, not a finished masterpiece. The child’s artwork is more a reflection of self-expression than a full production.
Art in the Lower Elementary begins a shift where the child is more concerned about a final masterpiece. New mediums are introduced to expand the creative potential for this age group where self expression is still important, but also takes on a form of student satisfaction with the art.
The Upper Elementary and Middle School experience with art is more intense, with exploration and creation being focused within projects that students are creating. Art is often incorporated with history, culture and science tying it into the broader world.