Purpose to Learning
The arts serve as the primary signature of a culture, carrying our individual and collective images and ideas from one generation to another. The arts are a distinctive way of understanding and give purpose to learning; they provide tools for interpreting life's experiences and develop a child's identity and sense of self-worth.
The integrity of a Visual Arts curriculum depends on its' diversity, integration, and exploration of creative problem solving. Art education encourages a student to effect his or her environment. The whole child as an artist is guided to share his or her feelings and impact others while encouraging self-discipline. Art is a vehicle for knowing and understanding the world and our heritage. It is active experiential learning in a meaningful context.
What is art?
Art is an essential part of the curriculum.