Curriculum Overview
The art program at Bell Elementary is aligned with both the National Standards for Art Education and the NC Visual Curriculum. All levels are taught through Discipline Based Art Education including the four major components:

Art History

Art Production


Art Criticism

Our goal with our art program is to help students develop intuition, sensitivity, reasoning skills, imagination and dexterity. Art classes at Bell Elementary help students to perceive and think in new ways and to learn problem recognition and problem solving solutions. Communicating effectively, learning to adapt and respect others' opinions and art, making creative decisions for new situations and team work with collaboration of ideas are all part of the experience in our art class.

Most grade levels receive 2 hours of art classes each month and we try to do as much as possible with that precious time without compromising the process of creativity. Each spring we participate in the art show at the Asheville Mall. While the time is not extensive that our students receive art instruction, it is imperative for building bridges between verbal and non-verbal skills and logical and emotional development. Please feel free to call or come visit. We would love to have you volunteer with us. We can always use additional supplies. The front office has a list of our needed materials.