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School Objectives for the Arts

Benefits of Arts-Based Instruction


Artistic Perception Students learn the essential vocabulary of technical theatre, developing the baseline knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively in this art form.


Creative Expression – Students produce artwork, either by original creation or by performing the works of others.


Historical and Cultural Context – Students learn to understand the arts in the context of the time and place of their creation.  They develop a broad understanding of artists and performers, their works, the effects that their society and times had on them, and consider the effects of their artwork on society in the past and present.


Aesthetic Valuing – Students are exposed to the sensory, intellectual, emotional and philosophic basis for understanding the arts and for making judgments about form, content, technique, and purpose.    Students formulate personal aesthetic guidelines, which are then applicable to a lifelong, fulfilling experience of the arts. 


Connections Students communicate competency in all aspects of the arts (creation, performance, production, analysis, appreciation, history, culture, technology,) within and across all curricular areas.