Department of Defense Education Activity


Class Information


Our Maxwell ES/MS Art Program is based on DoDEA and National Art Standards.  Students are given the opportunity to use a wide variety of media.  Art work is entered in as many contests as possible.  Our students often win!  We hang original art work in the main hall of our school.  Please stop by and look at all the creativity!


The program is part art history, i.e. learning about artists and their styles, and part art skills and imagination.  We use the Engineering Design Process to problem solve and create many of our art projects.  We do a variety of art activities including the DoDEA Facebook art contest called "Spotlight on the Artist".  


Elementary and Middle School students are graded with the use of rubrics.  The rubrics are specific to the art project.  These rubric grades are reflected on their report cards in the form of an E, M, S, and L for elementary students and a numeric percentage for middle school students.