Imagination is essential to success in the 21st century
The arts .............
1. Develop the
imagination and the critical, intellectual and personal skills needed
and adapt in a global economy.
Teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes
seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts
requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated
of the work as it unfolds.
3. Teach children to make good judgments about
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules
prevail, in the arts,
it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
4. Teach children that
problems can have more than one solution and that
questions can have more than one answer.
5. Teach students to
think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
children learn to say what cannot be said.
are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must
reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
The goal of my art program is to
build visual literacy in my students.