DUNELAND SCHOOL CORPORATION
VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT
Art is an invaluable connecting force in our culture, our inner worlds and our everyday lives.
Welcome to the Visual Arts department of the Duneland School Corporation!
The Duneland School Corporation has an outstanding Visual Arts program spanning kindergarten through 12th grade. These programs are dedicated to providing quality education in developing a well-rounded learner to be successful in our changing world.
To achieve this goal, our curriculum focuses on:
- Creative Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Personal Expression
- Interdisciplinary Connections
"Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity. Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill." (see full article)
Smith, F. (2009). “Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who’s Doing It Best: Art and music are key to student development. [Abstract]. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
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