works are some of the highest achievements of civilization. In
school, students learn the different expressions of the art and how to
interpret visual images. Because the arts are both universal and
culturally specific, they are powerful means of increasing
international and intercultural awareness. Through the art, student
gain a greater understanding of their own cultural heritage, as well
as a sense of the larger community.
will be able to know the language of the arts. The visual use of
sensory elements and principles to create art work. Students will
learn to understand the similarities, distinctions and connections in
and among the arts.
Students will create works
of art and thereby understand the technical aspects of producing an
artwork. Students will use both the traditional and modern processes
to create artwork.
Students will understand the
role of the arts in civilizations past and present. Students will
learn how art has impacted everyday life. They will also analyze how
art functions in history and in everyday life.
The Benefits of the Art Program
Students experience learning using a hands-on philosophy.
Learning is more holistic in the art classroom,
using a variety of skills, including mathematics and reading.
Students gain valuable real life experience through the creation of work of art.
Students learn and experience different cultures though artwork.
Students experience fulfillment and satisfaction with a tangible finished product.
Students explore career opportunities.
Students can earn college credits while still in high school.
A student’s education becomes more complete with an education in the arts.
Students gain a deeper self-awareness.
Art creates an emotional outlet for the student.
Students learn how to think critically, creatively and use evaluation skills.
Students get real life experience in problem-solving techniques.
Students enjoy the personal satisfaction of creating works of art.
ILLINOIS STATE GOALS FOR ART:
STATE GOAL 25: Know the language of the arts.
STATE GOAL 26: Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
STATE GOAL 27: Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.