Mata's Art program gives all children opportunities for artistic expression in a nurturing, creative, and safe environment. Through making art, children learn to stop, to be still,be quiet, and to observe objects and people. These skills transfer to other academic studies.
Mata's art curriculum includes drawing, every kind of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics. The school has its own kiln and maintains a supply of excellent paper and paints.
Children come to art class to enjoy the process of making something. At Mata, the process of making something is more important than the final product. We believe technique and discipline are important, but never as important as nurturing a creative spirit.
Art boosts the self-esteem of children, particularly those who struggle academically.
Students participate in art at least once a week.