Art Instruction

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sandra estes-bishop

Art Lead Teacher

Mrs. Sandra Estes-Bishop

Primary-Elementary Visual Art

The K-5 Visual Arts program serves as an introduction for the sequential development of the District’s Visual Arts curriculum. It is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for creative personal expression and student learning, and emphasizing the individual student’s accomplishments in a positive, cooperative, productive and creative learning environment. As students’ progress though their K-5 career, creative exploration of materials continues to be provided as well as new challenges appropriate to their developmental changes.

Middle School Visual Art

The Canandaigua Middle School’s Visual Arts program bridges the gap between the K-5’s foundational learning to the upper-level content offered at the Academy. Students continue the creative exploration of materials while developing artistic skill, utilizing technology and continuing to be exposed to a variety of art genres. Our curriculum is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for creative personal expression, engagement in skills of critical thinking and problem solving, and student learning, emphasizing the individual student’s accomplishments in a positive, productive and creative learning environment.

High School Visual Art

The Canandaigua Academy’s Visual Arts Department is committed to providing creative learning experiences which develop artistic skills, advance technological abilities, and nurture expression, while fostering an appreciation and understanding of various aspects of art. Our curriculum is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for creative personal expression and student learning, emphasizing the individual student’s accomplishments in a positive, productive and creative learning environment. The program seeks to equip students with lifelong learning skills of critical thinking and problem solving, as well as to provide opportunities for collaboration and cooperation. Through these learning experiences, we foster students' personal development, work ethic and sense of responsibility.