Ms. Poletto

Welcome Santa Maria Middle School students and Parents to Art Class! This is a nine/ten week exploratory course that focuses on the Visual Arts.

art room

Art is an important means of self-expression, self-reflection, and the creation of personal identity. The Arizona Performance Standards for Visual Art builds opportunities for students to develop in affective, academic, and social ways through the explorations of visual media in their own art making and increasingly rigorous inquiry into art history, contemporary art making and cultural contexts. The standards guide development of the students’ technical skills and higher-order thinking. Aesthetic understanding, imagination, creativity, problem solving, artistic skills and knowledge, historical and cultural context, critical analysis, and connections to other disciplines are important aspects of these standards.