Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1983

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Lloyd M. Gabriel

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw


This project is written with the hopes of offering assistance to the private/parochial schools that either have not committed themselves to an art program or that are floundering within stagnating commitments or those that need stimulus to think about the benefits of an art curriculum. The seed thoughts for this project were first planted when the author began teaching in a private school and observed first hand curriculum deficiences in local private/parochial schools. The author conducted a survey of similarly founded schools which led to suspicions that art curriculum of the private/parochial elementary schools in the State of Washington are inadequate.