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Educational excellence through integration of the arts
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    A charter school with an emphasis in the arts

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    Kindergarten Hand Trees

Visual Art

The Visual Arts program at ArtSpace is an exciting mix of creation, collaboration and integration. The projects are aligned with the North Carolina Essential Standards for Visual Art and grade level learning goals. The Visual Art program introduces students to many different media throughout the school year. Experiences with the media become progressively more advanced as the students mature.

The students develop contextual relevancy between visual art and the world around them. Students explore themes that include a personal and family focus as well as cultures of the past and present. Students create art using many different media, learn techniques, and develop an understanding of the elements and principles of art and design. Students learn how to evaluate and talk about art and how to recognize characteristics and styles of a variety of artists and cultures throughout history.

Students in grade K-6 attend art class at least once per week, occasionally more if there is a special project in the works that needs more time. As with all of our art teachers, our Visual Art teacher and the classroom teachers collaborate regularly to create integrated units that enhance and deepen understanding of academic and arts learning goals..

Seventh and eighth grade students may choose art as an elective each quarter, which they then attend daily. The choices change each quarter. Examples of Visual Art offerings from the past include Art and the Environment, 20th Century Artists, Pottery and Sculpture, Painting and Printmaking, and Portfolio Development.

For more information about our visual arts programs, contact Ms. Jocelyn.

Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
Meg Boerner ail Music Specialist and Band Teacher
Beth Lexa Theatre Arts Specialist
Steve Lipe Instructional Technology Specialist
Lacey Brown Visual Arts Teacher
Waterfall Wise ail Dance Specialist
Michael Barfield ail Physical Education Specialist and Exceptional Children’s Assistant

Recent Classroom News

8th Graders at ArtSpace Make Chemistry Visual

[caption id="attachment_8028" align="alignright" width="155"] An example of an elemental trading card[/caption] All across North Carolina 8th grade students learn about the basics of chemistry, as it is a major focus of the NC Essential Science Standards. ...

Red Meander Project and Old Depot Association

ArtSpace Charter School  is once again grateful for the support of The Old Depot Association of Black Mountain for supporting a public works project that is an homage to the mountain valley in which the school ...

The Little Prince: Time Bandits – A Multilayered Performance

[caption id="attachment_7705" align="alignright" width="300"] One of the LIttle Prince's[/caption] Recently 4th grade students at ArtSpace Charter School performed an original multi-layered social studies play entitled “The Little Prince Time Bandits”.  This piece combined puppet theater ...

ArtSpace Grateful for Partnership with Old Depot Association

Over the years ArtSpace Charter School has depended on the generosity of various community organizations to support special programming that would not be affordable otherwise.  ArtSpace is very grateful for their continued relationship with the ...

Silk Road Bazaar in Western North Carolina!

[caption id="attachment_7620" align="alignleft" width="200"] A Silk Road buddhist poet explaining his inspiration to become a poet.[/caption] Right before winter break sixth graders at ArtSpace journeyed back in time to Samarkand and the Great Silk Road ...

States of Matter – A Science and Visual Art Exploration

Recently 8th grade science students at ArtSpace have explored states of matter, the law of conservation, and physical and chemical changes. Middle school science teacher Nick Rogowski and Visual Arts teacher Jocelyn Reese found this ...

The World’s Fair at ArtSpace

[caption id="attachment_7426" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2nd graders completing their tango[/caption] Wednesday, April 27th - ArtSpace 2nd graders took part in their annual World’s Fair. The fair is the culmination of a two month study of the ...

The Genesis and History of Performance at ArtSpace

Since 2001, ArtSpace  has utilized a combination of direct arts instruction, arts exposure, and arts integration to engage students in their learning.  In this 15 years ArtSpace has built an incredible performance history.  Each year ...

Charlotte’s Web: 2nd Grade Arts Integration

As part of their 2nd grade arts integrated programming, Ms. Ali and Ms. Annabell’s second grade classes study the E.B. White classic, Charlotte’s Web.  While the students experience the book during “read-aloud” time, their study ...