Art Education in Fulton County Schools integrates the study of art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production. As a subject in our schools, art education is based on the belief that looking at, talking about, and making art are processes essential to the well-educated student. The well-educated person is conversant with a breadth of ideas about:
-functions and styles of art in a wide range of cultures and societies
-influences, impact, and relationships of art to events and the human condition throughout history
-purposes, functions, and theories of art and artists in society
-knowledge, application and use of a variety of art media, skills, techniques, and processes.
The study of art provides major opportunities to nourish high level thinking. When well taught, skills associated with artistic thinking include the ability to see clearly, analyze, reflect, make judgments, forge connections among ideas and information, and generate new ideas from diverse sources.
I will use a variety of ways to assess progress this year such as, tests, quizzes, demonstrations, discussions, sketchbooks, and my own observations. It is important to understand that I DO NOT grade your child's artwork; rather, I grade their art learning. I'm so happy to have all of your children in my class this year! Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me through email, firstname.lastname@example.org.