Walking through the hallways at Grymes is like taking an Art History lesson. Our hallways are filled with student art demonstrating a variety of impressive projects, skill levels and an exceptional range of styles. As early as Junior Kindergarten, art is incorporated into the daily routines of the day and reinforces the subject matter of the curriculum. Students use a wide variety of media, including paper, tempera, acrylic and watercolor paint, chalk, papier mache, and clay, while learning a range of techniques that include collage, painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. Color, line, form and texture are explored while students learn about art history and apply their study to the subject matter of their classroom curriculum. Fifth graders learning about early civilizations study cave art and create primitive drawings using yarn as a printing form. Fourth graders exploring cultures in world geography create African masks, while Kindergartners hatching butterflies create prints of monarch butterflies. Art surprises you in unlikely places throughout the main building; ceiling tiles are painted like the Sistine Chapel in the art room, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus adorns the entrance of the gymnasium, and Van Gogh’s Starry Night is painted on the art room doors!