Sherman Elementary Classroom Arts Integration – Artist Marissa Kunz provides hands on art lessons to Sherman’s 400+ students. She meets once a week with each homeroom to work on drawing, painting and printmaking projects based on California Content Standards. Curriculum and projects are structured around learning and practicing elements of art (line, shape, form, texture, color, value, space) and principles of art (variety, harmony, contrast, balance, emphasis, movement). Themes include portraits, landscape and still life. She works closely with homeroom teachers to integrate art lessons with subject areas studied in class such as cultural traditions (e.g. Day of the Dead), Science (e.g. Animals and their habitats), Math (e.g. Mandalas and Radial Symmetry), Architectural heritage (e.g. San Francisco Victorians).