Cave Art HandsWelcome to Ms. Morgan's Awesome Art Room!Most of last year's video is about our curriculum and our program's philosophy.Thank goodness we are not learning in a hybrid model this year. Ignore that part of the video!Hello visitor! During the 2021-22 school year, I will be teaching K-5 Art at the GLP and Elementary School.e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNote from Mrs. Braun:"I hope you are all well! Visit my 3rd grade web page, for weekly lessons and fun things to do!"
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WHY ART?"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."- Aristotle"Great design isn't just what looks cool, it's a calculated and balanced blend of form and function."- William Justice, web designer
Did you know that the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the arts and culture sector is a $804 billion industry, which represents 4.3% of the nation's GDP--a larger share of the economy than transportation and agriculture...
Brought to you by the NYSATA Advocacy Committee.Art is Everywhere!Whether it is in the fine arts, entertainment, architecture, furniture design, or a myriad of other things you encounter daily, you see the creative work of artists and designers everywhere you turn. What you see is manipulated by artists in any media, retail, or commercial enterprise.
Art is an Important Part of Your Child's EducationWhile the importance of verbal/written literacy is a given, visual literacy is just as important and must be a part of every child's education. Not only that, but developing the higher level thinking skills inherent in an art or technical program (problem solving, creative thinking, reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, etc.) is the ultimate goal of education! That's why NYS has mandates in place to ensure that the arts are part of every child's education. Here is an inspiring Ted Talks video by successful children's author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosozcka. It illustratates how critically important the arts in schools are to kids.
Art is a Great Career Choice
While some people still may envision the stereotypical "starving artist" when they consider a child's pursuing a vocation in art, it's simply not accurate. According to Daniel H. Pink, the author of A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, "More American's today work in art, entertainment, and design than work as lawyers, accountants, and auditors." Also, according to the highly renowned Ringling College of Art and Design: 1.25 million Americans work in the visual arts; one in 111 jobs is in art and design; the economic impact of art and design exceeds that of sports worldwide; and analyst John Hawkins estimates that the creative sector will be worth $6.1 trillion internationally in less that 15 years - the largest economy in the world.
Eden's Art DepartmentDespite being a small school district, our students regularly win recognitions and awards at exhibitions and competitions. From K-12 we offer to students a fundamental exploration of art, improved thinking skills, and the development of heightened perceptual skills. Ultimately, we can develop in students skills that will prepare them for on-going artistic expression and opportunities for higher education or careers in this area - a portal into the exciting world of art and design.
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