“If we try to think back to the dim and distant past… what is it that helps us reconstruct those times, and to picture the lives of those who lived in them? It is their art… It is thanks to the hand, the companion of the mind, that civilization has arisen.”
—Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
In the Montessori classroom, art is studied as a way for students to communicate. Classrooms have an art area or incorporate artistic expression in daily lessons. Children study art in history lessons. We also have a weekly art program that expands on the visual arts. The overall goal of the art program is to help guide students through the artistic process of investigate, imagine, construct and reflect, using various artistic mediums, to help each child develop authentic and original creative ideas.