CMS ART PROGRAM - S.T.E.M.

“Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and math.” - Ainissa Ramirez, Science Evangelist

 

We at CMS are moving from STEM to STEAM, with an A for the arts to make the combination more powerful and relevant;  for the design process is integral in all STEM fields of study. 

The CMS Art Program explores the intersection of the arts with the STEM fields, recognizing how they can enhance student engagement and learning, and even help unlock creative thinking...

THE SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS OF PORTRAIT DRAWING

Students will examine a variety of human faces and discuss the differences in male and female facial features as well the differences and similarities between many cultures. The students will also learn about anatomical layers (how muscles are attached to bones and how the dermis is attached to muscle). Understanding the facial anatomy will help the students successfully draw.  The students will incorporate math by using a bow compass to measure and compare the distance between the eyes to the width of the mouth. The students will
also measure and compare the length of the ears to the longitudinal distance between eyes and the base of the nose. The students will discover that certain features share the same measure.

CMS Art Teacher's "FUNDS FOR TEACHERS" TRIP TO ITALY TO REVISIT THE LIFE AND WORKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

Funds for Teachers supports educators’ efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers’ professionalism and leadership, as well.  Mrs. Hughes, CMS Art Teacher, traveled through time as an artist, in June 2019, to Italy where she followed the imprint left behind by the brilliant polymath, Leonardo Da Vinci.  She traced the influential 15th century artist on a personal journey which took her through Italy and France as she investigated Leonardo’s life and his considerable contributions to both science and the visual arts.

AN ENVIRONMENT TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY AND CONFIDENCE, the essence of design thinking

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING...

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.

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