PhilosophyIt is the belief of the Fine Arts Resource Team that participation in the visual arts is fundamental to educating learners for a society that is both literate and imaginative, both competent and creative.We submit that art addresses the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of our students. It promotes self-awareness, self-expression, and a sense of well being. Art presents opportunities to develop higher levels of divergent thinking and encourages originality in problem solving.Art also fosters the recognition and appreciation of differences among individuals and across cultures. As a visual form of communication essential to understanding and participating in life, art is the means by which individuals and cultures explore and interpret the world around them.
Our goal, as art educators is to provide both the content and atmosphere best suited for imaginative growth and artistic exploration. This goal will provide children with the tools for understanding and contributing to their world.