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Marbut Theme School’s Visual Art Department is looking forward to a wonderful  creative 2019 - 2020 school year! 

     Marbut Traditional Theme School Visual Arts Education Department:

    Mrs. Benton has served as Marbut Theme School's Art Teacher for the past 13 years.  She has always been fascinated by art and the creative process. The idea of how one mark leads to the next, drawings develop, has always kept her enjoying the visual arts. This same joy she strives to bring to her students through their works. Marbut Theme School’s Visual Arts, is defined to include the traditional fine arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and other materials.

     The Goal of Marbut Traditional Theme Schools Art program is:

     1. Make real world connections through art.

     2. Create art and reflect upon what they have made.

     3. Seek and construct meaning through encounters with art.

     4. Create narratives about artworks.

     5. Understand the historical and cultural contexts of works of art.

     6. Discover the significance and value of art in their lives.

     7. S.T.E.A.M certification

     STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM+Arts). STEAM promotes student creativity and curiosity by emphasizing project based and hands -on learning. The “A” in STEAM representing not only the fine arts, but also liberal arts, language arts, social studies, music and physical arts.

     ALL STUDENTS are expected to have a Visual Verbal Journal (VVJ) each day during class. VVJ’s are also referred by students as a sketchbook journals. If there is a place for writing in the art room, this is it. The famous use of visual verbal journals of Leonardo Da Vinci show examples of how visual art, when combined with the written word, can give artists an outlet and viewers insight into their mind and perspective. The Visual Verbal Journal Art Lesson Plan is cross curricular, bringing together visual and language arts.

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