The Arts

Art

Every student at P.S. 343 enjoys a visit to the Art Studio each week. The art program is aligned with NYC’s Blueprints for the Visual Arts. Every year students are building on skills to reach the second grade and fifth grade benchmarks in the visual arts. Students will explore and develop skills with painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture and 2-d design.

At the Children’s Lab School, the classroom teachers and art teacher often collaborate on projects making strong connections between art and their world.

My goal is to have all students explore the different media, develop art skills, discover how art is connected to their world, and express their unique perspective as artists.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions hpylarinos@ps343.org.

“Creativity takes courage. ”
― Henri Matisse

Music

Throughout the year students will explore:

Movement
Students will have the opportunities to create expression through dance. Using different genres of music students learn to internalize and differentiate beat and sound.

Listening
Students will learn to identify different forms, patterns, and qualities within music.

Performing
Students will build appropriate vocal and performance techniques throughout the year by practicing healthy singing and also learning to sustain pitch accuracy.

Each student will have the opportunity to perform in two celebrations of learning concerts throughout the year.

Instrumentals
Each student will explore new instruments and their unique sounds.

WINTER CONCERT INFORMATION
Students will wear their Children’s Lab school attire throughout the performance.
Our students participate in music classes provided by our partner organization, Education Through Music. To learn more about Education Through Music, please visit their website: Education Through Music

If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school, stop by from 404, or email me at sallen@ps343.org.