Along with partnering with parents in stewarding their children's educational development, the ICS encourages parents to work with us as volunteers.
IPA offers a rigorous academic program with a focus on individual results and achievement.
Our goal with the clubs is for children to engage one another with shared interests in subjects outside of the curriculum they experience throughout the school day.
To ensure a successful educational experience for our students, ICS has established these dress codes and policies.
The arts serve as the primary signature of a culture, carrying our individual and collective images and ideas from one generation to another. The arts are a distinctive way of understanding and give purpose to learning; they provide tools for interpreting life's experiences. For children specifically, the arts develop a child's identity and sense of self-worth. The integrity of a Visual Arts curriculum depends on its diversity, integration, and exploration of creative problem solving. Art education encourages a student to affect his/ her environment. The whole child as an artist is guided to share his/her feelings and impact others while encouraging self-discipline. Art is a vehicle for knowing and understanding the world and our heritage. It is active experiential learning in a meaningful context. So as you can see, Art is an essential part of the IPA curriculum.
Component outcomes and suggested activities are based on six Design Elements: Line, Color, Shape and Form, Texture, Space, and Value; and seven Design Principles: Unity, Balance, Rhythm, Repetition, Variety, Emphasis, and Proportion. These are the foundations of the IPA Art Department and are revisited in all other art classes.
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