Art Education

  • Westonka Schools has a rich history and tradition of excellent K-12 art education. At each level, emphasis is placed on critical thinking in the analysis of art making, in discussion and appreciation of art history and contemporary work and in critique. Art classes allow students to personalize their learning experience through projects that utilize traditional materials as well as 21st century technologies to innovate, communicate and synthesize their ideas. Students are also asked to take risks with their work through medium exploration and concept development.

    Westonka’s art instruction is based on current Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts. The sequential art curriculum for grades K-12 focuses on four domains: 1) Development of a foundation in art, 2) Creation of art in different forms and contexts, 3) Presentation of art and 4) Response to and critique of art

    The curriculum is designed to develop content knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • Recognition of the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture and history  
    • Critical assessment of artworks from aesthetic and cultural perspectives
    • Creative problem solving
    • Technical processes
    • Personal expression through art production


    Check out these links to see examples of art created by Westonka students 


  • Mark Femrite
    Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
    (952) 491-8002

Fine Arts in Westonka

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