Bedminster's  art curriculum teaches children to think critically and creatively while following the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The students in the elementary grade level will be learning art history , the elements and principals of art as well as color.  Elements of art include line, color, shape, form, texture and space. Principles of design include balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and unity.

    New Jersey Visual and Performing Arts Standards:

    STANDARD 1.1

    The Creative Process

    All students will demonstrate an understanding of

    the elements and principles that govern the creation of works of art in dance, music, theatre,

    and visual art.


    STANDARD 1.2

    History of the Arts and Culture

    All students will understand the role,

    development, and influence of the arts throughout history and across cultures.


    STANDARD 1.3


    All students will synthesize skills, media, methods, and

    technologies that are appropriate to creating, performing, and/or presenting works of art in dance,

    music, theatre, and visual art.


    STANDARD 1.4

    Aesthetic Responses & Critique Methodologies

    All students will

    demonstrate and apply an understanding of arts philosophies, judgment, and analysis to

    works of art in dance, music, theatre, and visual art.


    Middle School Art is a more in depth look into the Elements and Principles of Art as well as techniques. 

    New Vocabulary will be introduced and practiced such as : Pointillism, Micography,  Zentangle and Surrealism

    By the end of the eighth grade students will have learned to: 

    • Develop sophisticated creative strategies, skills, and habits of mind through artistic practices.

    • Apply design literacy to a wide variety of traditional and new media.

    • Acquire increasing complex procedural knowledge, skill and craftsmanship in art making while exploring an expanded range of media.

    • Develop more sophisticated aesthetic judgment that supports the making and understanding of rich meaning in art.

    • Explore a wide range of notions about the meaning and purpose of visual art.

    • Form a broader knowledge and understanding of our rich and diverse historical and cultural heritage through art.