The Importance of Art
Art encompasses all of the disciplines, tying them all together. Working on art projects allows students a chance to focus and explore possibilities, challenging them to creatively problem-solve.
Being able to maintain focus in art class allows students to build the necessary skills to focus and critically think in their other classes as well as in life situations.
While students are creating and having fun, they are bringing the freedom they have in art to creatively explore options to be able to make connections to other classes and vice versa.
Learning Standards for the Arts
Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
For New York State’s complete Visual Arts Standards, visit: http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/arts