The primary goal of Milwaukee Montessori School’s art program is for students to explore artistic self-expression using as many mediums as possible. Our art teachers also introduce art history through significant artists and art movements to familiarize students with the influential and interdependent role of art in culture, religion, politics, and our everyday lives.
While many schools are cutting back art programs, we are offering even more art lessons to our students. We have also found that art and technology go hand in hand, and along with developing skills in traditional art forms, our students also develop sophisticated artistic and animation skills using software applications such as Photoshop Elements, Windows Movie Maker, ArtRage 1.3, and Monkey Jam.
Our students win awards for their art work every year, and student works can be found in permanent collections throughout the city and state, including such venues as Children’s Hospital, Children’s Court in Milwaukee and Madison, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.
The benefits of creative expression in drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital media are well known, and every graduate matriculates into their area high schools with shining accomplishments in artistic expression. It is truly an area of curriculum of which we are proud.