All students in the elementary school participate in visual arts classes twice a week. Students create artwork using the principles and elements of art and design, and demonstrate an understanding of how subject matter, symbols and ideas are used to communicate meaning in art. Lessons are integrated into thematic units reflecting the broader goals of the elementary curriculum. Students familiarize themselves with periods of art and cultures throughout history. Students learn about important artists and make connections to these artists’ styles in their own work. Journeys School artists have the opportunity to work with various media, learn new techniques and processes, and develop and honor their own unique artistic talent.