My name is Helen Kwon. I am the Art Instructor at Oakwood Avenue Community School. Currently I teach classes from Kindergarten to 7th grade. Our program aims for student growth by developing motor skills, learning various art techniques, concepts and styles; learning about different artists throughout history and other cultures around the world. Students also explore new and various art tools and employ the elements of art and principles of design in creating their work. These elements and principles are: line, shape, color, value, space, form, texture, pattern, balance, emphasis, proportion, movement, unity, and variety. They are what artists use to create art. Students learn to identify these elements and principles and use them appropriately to express themselves. Throughout the year we have three major art shows displaying student artworks. I invite you to visit these shows to see what our children are learning and creating in their art class.