Arts Integration

 

Vision

As an arts integration learning community, we will engage, create, and problem solve as active critical thinkers, using the arts to make connections and gain a deeper understanding of the world and our environment.The arts, including theater, music, and visual arts are visible from kindergarten through fifth grade.

What is Arts Integration?

Arts Integration is a teaching approach that incorporates the indicators of an arts curriculum as well as other content areas. Natural connections are made between subjects within lessons.  Each enhances the topic. 

Arts Integration Program

Potomac Elementary has an artists-in-residence program which is sponsored by the PTA. The residencies vary from poetry to painted murals and add a component to the program where students can work with poets and artists. Our partnerships with these artists have created permanent art pieces for our school, which enhance the environment for students, staff, and the community. Students develop a deeper appreciation for art, because they are involved in the creation of permanent works.

 

Potomac ES Sculpture

Night Boat

In 2005, David Hubbard created a sculpture, Night Boat, at Potomac Elementary School. The 20-foot-tall sculpture was designed by the artist with input from the students that would encapsulate part of the spirit of Potomac. The result is a a sculpture mixing aquatic curves and the angular elements of the titular boat, a concept befitting Potomac’s river setting. This project was funded by grant money from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and by a donation from Julie Dobson, PTA President at the time.