Core Enrichment Programs
Emerson students in Grades 1-8 participate in 2 hours of focused art class each week under the guidance of Yuming Tseng, Art Instructor.
Emerson’s art program introduces students to artwork across the ages from Ancient to postmodern. Influential artists from different categories, such as painting, sculpture, or architecture are selected as topics for classes. Students are introduced to one topic/artist at a time. Students learn about the history of each artist why artists had such an important role in the history of art, and what the most recognizable styles are for these artists. Students create their own artwork based on the artists’ styles.
Art exhibits showcasing student creations are held twice a year. In addition, students attend field trips to local art centers and museums when shows relate to art curriculum. In 2019, in conjunction with visits to the de Young Museum and SFMOMA, Emerson students participated in their first MEA (Museum of Emerson Artists) Gala. Students individually selected artwork from the year’s period of study (19th century to present) and created attire inspired by the piece.
Among some of Yuming’s personal achievements: