The Visual Arts are alive and thriving at DES. Students benefit from art classes as well as experiencing the GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) Arts in the School program once a month. Mrs. Nagy, our full-time art teacher, runs an art club once a week after school and supports the students who contribute their artwork to local art contests.
Art classes consist of 1 hour and 20 minutes, every other week for grades 4-6, and 1 hour every week for grades 1-3. Students work with various mediums such as paint, clay, and drawing. Classes stress creative problem solving,
personal expressions, and technical processes.
GRACE Arts (Greater Reston Arts Center)
Every month, parent volunteers take a new project emphasizing a new artist or art form to each of the classes. Kindergarten classes made fancy birds following sculptor Constanin Brancusi's philosophies.
Artists of the Month
Looking for DES's Artists of the Month? Starting in October, they will be posted in Blackboard in Ms. Nagy's Art Course. Log onto Blackboard and check it out.
The Art club is an afterschool activity on Tuesday's from 4:00 - 5:00 for grades 3-6. The Art club starts around November and runs through April. Ms. Nagy helps the students explore various mediums from clay to plaster, wood and wire and painting.