The PAWS Integrated Arts Program is entirely volunteer-run; reaches all Woodburn students; focuses on making art, and presents project lessons based on key elements of art.
Help students develop an understanding of art as a way of learning about themselves, and the world around them.
There are no mistakes in art! We started our first project with many classes by reading Barney Saltzberg’s Beautiful Oops. Saltzberg demonstrates how a torn piece of paper, or a drip of paint, can become something amazing when you explore your creativity.
We focus on students doing art, more so than art history, major artists, or specific techniques. Although this focus may change at some point, PAWS decided to begin the program that way.
Each lesson highlights one to three elements of art:
During the 2016-2017 school year, projects included lessons in: watercolor, texture, clay, pattern, paper sculpture and weaving. The 2017-2018 curriculum is in development!