Art K-12 Program Philosophy

The Avon Grove School District Visual Arts program provides students the environment in which they can express their creativity through a variety of media, techniques, and processes for the appreciation and development of art. Students participate in a performance-based curriculum that scaffolds in an exploratory structure. The Visual Arts curriculum in Avon Grove cultivates each student's creative problem-solving skills for future careers in and outside of the arts.

Art K-12 Beliefs

  • The arts provide all students, regardless of background, education, or language, the avenue to express their thinking, hopes, fears, and joys in a unique and personalized way.
  • The arts support academic and personal growth by challenging our perceptions, fostering discussion and argument, and considering a variety of ideas and perspectives in our own decision-making.
  • The arts prepare students to think creatively and work collaboratively with others, skills mandatory in our global economy.
  • The arts provide an atmosphere where new ideas, experimentation, and discovery encourage development of problem-solving skills and aesthetic appreciation.

Art K-12 Long Term Transfer Goals

Students will be able to...

  • Utilize both aesthetic and critical processes to analyze and appreciate art across time and cultures
  • Experiment with tools and techniques to develop artistic and practical skills
  • Use the principles and elements to communicate personal, social, cultural, and political experiences and events through art
  • Consider safety and the ethical, social, and environmental impact of their work
  • Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress
  • Discuss ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences
  • Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated imagery
  • Analyze how one's understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery
  • Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan