Cave Art HandsWelcome to Ms. Morgan's Awesome Art Room!Hello visitor! During the 2018-19 school year, I will be teaching K56 Art at the GLP and Elementary School.e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org"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 designerArt 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.
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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