"Every child is an artist; the problem is remaining one as an adult."
The SCS Art Department strives to create lifelong art creators and appreciators. Participation in art requires students to creatively problem solve, pulling from and tying together all other areas of their education, so we at SCS offer developmental experiences for even our youngest students. We provide weekly art classes for PreK 4 through 5th grade and elective daily art classes for middle and high school.
Our lower school art units and projects build upon one another year after year, focusing on topics ranging from principles of design to art history to multicultural art. Students work in a wide variety of 2D and 3D art media, learning age-appropriate techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, fiber arts, and other mixed media.
The upper school art program is a choice-based program that focuses on developing students into creative thinkers and self-directed learners who recognize and develop their passion. This is accomplished through engagement with the studio habits of mind: develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, stretch and explore, understand the art world, and reflect). Our upper school offerings continue to build upon the lower school program by helping students develop various techniques of art while also scaffolding passion-based learning in the middle school years. They continue into high school by teaching students higher level art techniques mainly in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as various mixed media. Upper school art provides students with opportunities to be creative, based on their interests and passions, and instills in them a lifelong habit of creative thinking.
Mrs. Karen Lembo
UPPER School Art Teacher
Karen received her Bachelors of Art degree in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Oswego and her Masters of Science in Art Education from Syracuse University. She has experience teaching art at all levels, preschool through college. After focusing on raising her family, Karen began substitute teaching at Salisbury Christian, shortly after her family moved to the area 10 years ago. Karen is delighted to be back in her own classroom teaching Upper School Art at SCS. In addition to painting (if she could just find the time!), her outside interests include serving with the Faith Filled Women’s ministry, leading Moms in Prayer at SCS, and enjoying her children’s adventures in young adulthood.