BELIEF STATEMENT

We believe that students benefit from Art and Design by:

  • Participating in a structured, sequential program taught by a certified Art and Design Educator

  • Having opportunities to develop their creativity

  • Encouraging self-expression, communication, imagination, problem solving and logical thinking

  • Seeing, responding to, and appreciating the world around them

  • Learning that the visual language of art and design is as important as the written and the spoken language

  • Developing appreciation of past and present artists and designers and their cultures

  • Providing challenges for students to work hard and do their individual best

  • Teaching students the skills to work together to accomplish common goals

  • Learning to follow directions and use tools and materials safely

  • Creating in an environment where individual learning styles are accommodated

  • Learning skills, which enhance their employability