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120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704

An Artist to Know: Kehinde Wiley

Aug 25, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaZbMI21pXY Kehinde Wiley (born February 28, 1977), is an American portrait painter living in New York City, who is known for his realistic paintings of black people. He was commissioned in 2017 to paint a portrait of President Barack Obama, for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which has portraits of all the United States Presidents. READ MORE

An Artist to Know: Amy Sherald

Aug 20, 2019 https://time.com/collection-post/5444990/amy-sherald-firsts/ Amy Sherald (born August 30, 1973) is an American painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is best known for her portrait paintings. Her choices of subjects aim to enhance the genre of American art historical realism by telling African-American stories within their own traditions. Please take a moment to view the brief video about Ms. Sherald. Amy Sherald is DEFINITLEY an artist to know!

Happy NEW Year... from Room 206!

Aug 14, 2019 As our school year is set to begin, I just wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts and details about our Art program here, at Dubois Elementary. At Dubois, we recognize the impact of imagination and its underlying strength in developing flexible, creative, analytical, inquisitive and humanistic minds. A core belief of a Visual Arts education at Dubois is the belief that ART IS FOR EVERYONE, not just the "talented" or select few. READ MORE

Kindergarten Gets a JUMP START... in ART!

Feb 6, 2019 In preparation for Family Art Night (May 9th), Kindergarteners will be attending a very special Art Class - in part, so they can create a project to be displayed in our all-school exhibit, and also, so that they can have a ‘preview’ of the Art Room, before they become big 1st grade artists! Kindergarteners will be introduced to our studio space, and learn a little about what happens here. READ MORE

What Is ART?

Aug 26, 2012 Creative Expression Students explore art in a variety of media. They learn to develop and apply design concepts to expressive and imaginative themes. They relate art to everyday life. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas for artwork, to refine them and use media expressively. Art History Students explore the artistic traditions of Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Artistic achievements of men, women, and ethnic groups past and present, are represented. READ MORE

Diving Headfirst into the Unknown

Aug 27, 2009 “I often visit classrooms and ask who loves to draw. In kindergarten and first grade, all the hands go up. By fourth and fifth grade, most of the hands are down, or perhaps pointing to ‘the class artist’. It’s sad to see kids’ creative energy slowing down, being packed away. I am convinced it’s because they learn early that there are ‘rules’ to follow. READ MORE

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Oct 4, 2008 Ten Lessons the Arts Teach By Elliot Eisner 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. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. READ MORE

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