NESartAt Newbury Elementary School, the art program nurtures the joy of self-expression by exposing children to a variety of media, encouraging individual expression, and affirming diversity. Art classes focus on skills, development, and creative solutions to aesthetic challenges. Art history is studied in conjunction with studio activities. Children explore drawing, painting, print making, clay and fiber arts, and along with studio experience, develop perceptual skills necessary to become sensitive viewers. Students will practice visual literacy through discussing and writing about their own work, and the work of others. A studio atmosphere is fostered to ensure responsible work habits and respect for the creative process.