• Welcome to ART!

    Name: Mrs. Gordon
    extensions: Coebourn 5213, Pennell 7104
    Email Address: ngordon@pdsd.org

    Elementary Art

    Art is a necessary part of education in order to cultivate the whole child. The art curriculum for elementary students is based on the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, form, value, and space. Over the course of their time as elementary students in Penn-Delco School District, they will create numerous artworks using various art media in order to understand the elements of art while also practicing & developing valuable skills (fine motor, observation, critical & creative thinking). In addition to creating art, students will also learn how to critique an artwork and how to write about art, while also being introduced to well-known artists & artworks, and different cultural art. Elementary students will have art class once a week for 40 minutes each time.  


    10 Lessons the Arts Teach

    by Elliott Eisner

    1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
    Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail,
    in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
    2. The arts teach children that problems 
    can have more than one solution
    and that questions can have more than one answer.
    3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
    One of their large lessons is that there are many ways 
    to see and interpret the world.
    4. The arts teach children that in complex forms 
    of problem solving,
    purposes are seldom fixed, 
    but change with circumstance and opportunity. 
    Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender
    to the unanticipated possibilities 
    of the work as it unfolds.
    5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words, 
    in their literal form, nor numbers exhaust what we can know.
    The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
    6. The arts teach students that small differences 
    can have large effects.
    The arts traffic in subtleties.
    7. The arts teach students to think 
    through and within a material.
    All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
    8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
    When children are invited to disclose what a work of art 
    helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities 
    to find the words that will do the job.
    9. The arts enable us to have experience 
    we can have from no other source 
    and through such experience to discover the range 
    and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
    10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes 
    to the young what adults believe is important.

    Contact Information


    Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    @ Pennell Elementary

    Thursdays and Fridays @ Coebourn Elementary