• The art curriculum is in curriculum renewal phase II for the 2023-24 school year.  Phase I of the curriculum renewal was in 2022-23.  The public report of phase I can be found here.  Below are some details of the curriculum renewal to date:

    Value Statements:

    Subject area value statements are collaboratively developed following the review of professional literature on best practices as it relates to teaching and learning in a discipline.  These value statements serve as guide posts that provide direction context for the development and revision of district curricula.  The following value statements were developed for Art:


    Through the visual arts, PSD students will maximize their art talents in alignment with the PSD Graduate Profile in a safe and inclusive environment facilitated by trained professionals. 

    CONTRIBUTE: PSD art students will be empowered to contribute their skill sets to their direct PSD community and beyond through the exhibition of their artwork, in-person collaborations, and use of technology.

    CREATE: PSD art students will develop their artistic voices in a student-centered environment where they cognitively design and research their ideas to create unique concepts and compositions for their visual, written and verbal communications. 

    COMPETE: PSD art students will foster visual literacy skills, to stay competitive in the fast-changing world through the access and education of art technology.  

    CONNECT: PSD art students will collaborate within the classroom and beyond. They will build connections to their community that develop future ready skills.

    COMMIT: PSD art students will demonstrate personal responsibility through engagement in process-oriented learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and self reflection.

    CARE: PSD art students will be empowered to create in a safe and inclusive environment where they are able to learn to use art as a self-reflective tool and wellness tool to enhance and balance their lives in the fast-paced world.


    Research Review & Summary:

    The team reviewed a variety of resources as part of the curriculum review process including Wisconsin state standards and best practice research.  It should be noted that the review of research tries to be as comprehensive as possible; therefore, articles and resources that have been reviewed may or may not have been taken into consideration when making review recommendations.  Below are the research summary findings that were taken into consideration for curriculum revisions.

    • Research recommends instruction in art using the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach, which the district has utilized for the last five years.
    • There should be scaffolding regarding the role of technology in art making to ensure proper use of technology as an art making instrument without losing other mediums.
    • Art can provide opportunities for social-emotional reflection and learning.
    • Art provides opportunities to support personalized learning and assessment practices.


    Phase II Timeline:

    The following draft timeline indicates key next steps in the curriculum review & revision process.  Dates are subject to change.

    • October 2023-March 2024- Staff internally develop revisions and write new curriculum in curriculum management system 
    • November 2023- Board of Education reviews and takes action on new course proposals (if needed)
    • December 2023-January 2024- New course approvals communicated to students and families for fall registration process
    • November 2023-January 2024- Resource recommendations and preliminary budget developed
    • Spring 2024- Board of Education is presented curriculum, followed by a two-week public review time period.  Board of Education takes action on proposed curriculum at the next meeting following the presentation (typically 2 weeks later).

    Access to Curriculum

    To access curriculum unit plans for the Pewaukee School District please click HERE to enter our curriculum warehouse.  You may search for specific grade level, subject area, and/or course(s). 

    2019-2024 Art Documents: