Children in the JBBP participate in art instruction every other week. These classes, led by resident artist Ellen Weinstein, are one of the many enrichments provided by strong fundraising at Clarendon.

The integrated visual art curricula for grades K-5 includes techniques, processes and skills with multi-media, art vocabulary and appreciation, history and culture. The enrichment provides creative opportunities designed to develop visual communication that fosters reflective, original, and critical thinking, disciplined effort, aesthetic values and multi sensual problem solving, leading to self-confidence and a personal voice for students. Based on and directly relating to current San Francisco Bay Area museum exhibits, Clarendon’s art program also inspires students and their families to take advantage of local opportunities to view, learn, and create in the framework of famous artists, art movements, history, and culture.

Clarendon’s art program not only meets but exceeds the National and State Educational Art Standards.