Students in preschool through fifth grade attend elementary art class each week under the direction of art teacher Mrs. Rene Schweter. In art class, emphasis is placed on creativity, working hard, and doing your BEST at all times. Students are taught through art vocabulary, demonstration, guided practice and reflection.
Throughout the course of the year, students explore the elements of line, shape, texture, color and space through the use of graphite, pen, crayons, color pencils, markers, water color, tempera paint, clay and various papers. Students enjoy creating seasonal holiday projects as well as studying the works and styles of several of the Masters and create works in their styles.
Art at RRCA aims to encourage the creative processes of visual artists. The strength of our curriculum lies in an intentional blend of teaching the art elements and the principles of design with a goal of fostering life-long skills of problem-solving translatable to many areas of life. Research supports the idea that artists who are able to navigate beyond the obstacles of resistance and hesitancy to successful execution continue on a path of lifelong artistic endeavors. An art teacher/mentor plays a vital role in equipping young artists with the skills that grow confidence in their craft. RRCA’s art program provides foundational technique in drawing, color theory and exposure to a variety of mediums as well as more advanced methods in painting, pastels, charcoal, and fiber arts. Art students at RRCA are given opportunities to participate in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), Scholastic Art Competitions, and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Art District and State Competitions.