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Visual Arts

Petie Jackson
Department Chair
email: Margaret_Jackson@ccpsnet.net

Art Department Instructors: Allen Bayuk, Marina Dublin & Jessica Tanner

For many students, especially those who learn in nontraditional ways, art classes offer them a greater chance to excel in school.  Art appeals to all senses.  Art students see demonstrations of the process they are to complete, read or do research about the art, and then complete the process themselves. By incorporating all of these types of learning, students who put in the time will find success.  Art is always hands-on.  Nothing solidifies knowledge more than by actively completing a task. 
Art also enhances a student's perceptions.  Artists tend to be more observant, conscious people. An artist designed the chair you are sitting in, the water bottle you drink out of, and the building you live in.  Art students learn to examine the objects and images around them, including advertisements, videos, magazines and artwork.  Art students develop a greater understanding of their visual culture and how they are affected by it.
Art allows students to express themselves and it can boost self-esteem. As students gain independence and figure out who they are, being able to express themselves through art provides a wonderful outlet.  Being able to look at a finished piece of artwork and say "I made that," gives anyone a great feeling of pride and accomplishment.   There are very few classes where a student leaves with a product that he or she created and can be proud of.  Art offers that opportunity.

Course offerings:
Art 1, 2, 3 and 4
AP Studio Art
Crafts/3-D Design 1, 2, and 3
Photography 1, 2 and 3
AP Photo
Computer Graphics 1, 2 and 3
AP Computer Graphics
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