Artists at Lopez have art once or twice per week for 45 minutes. Our studio is a student-centered, choice-based learning environment. At Lopez, rather than copying the idea of the art teacher in which the topic, materials, and final product have already been determined, the students create artwork based on their own ideas, experimentation, and personal experiences. Their ideas and questions are respected, supported, nurtured, and celebrated. They make choices. The art teacher’s role is to facilitate learning by introducing concepts, cultures, techniques, materials, and artists that are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards. Learning is the goal of your child’s art experience the artwork itself is a wonderful by-product and at the same time the driving force of problem solving, perseverance, satisfaction, and joy.