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Visual Arts

Art is central to the human experience, communicating and translating our thoughts, emotions and ideas into visual language that all can comprehend. MPS Arts visual arts teachers help students investigate a range of media and to develop critical thinking and essential skills. The MPS Arts’ Visual Arts program strives to inspire within each learner the craftsmanship, understanding, and appreciation of art that will contribute to an enriched quality of life. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to learn about art content and to build skills in various art mediums. Content includes knowledge and skills in the following areas: thinking and problem solving; visual, function, and expressive qualities; aesthetics; historical and cultural contexts; and art criticism, judgments, and evaluation.

Elementary
In MPS students receive art instruction by a visual art teacher once per week in 30 to 55-minute sessions.


State Standards