WSSD Art Department Philosophy Statement



    We believe that the visual arts provide a supportive learning environment that nurtures exploration of self-expression, artistic literacy, the development of creative skills, and an awareness of culture.


    The visual arts support the development of fine motor skills and an appreciation for craftsmanship through the exploration of materials and techniques. These skills enable students to analyze, interpret, and evaluate ideas regarding their art and the artwork of others.


    Our visual art curriculum allows all students to experience the artistic thought process and learn the importance of visual communication in contemporary society. The visual arts encourage innovative problem solving, higher order thinking, and sensitivity to the ideas of others.