K-12 Program Overview
The Big Ideas in our K-12 curriculum focus on transferable skills and transcendent ideas through the study, interpretation, and production of art that can both reflect and shape people and cultures.
Throughout Time and Across Cultures . . .
- Artists have sampled from other artists, past or present, for their own inspiration.
- Artists have worked collaboratively to create, construct, and redefine the limits of art.
- Artists have used the grid to reconstruct, resize and redesign artwork.
- Miniature-sized artworks have made art more accessible to one another through means of sharing and trading. Similar to a portfolio, the multitude of artworks brought together emanate the notions of community as well as individual creativity.
- Public artworks have developed as a direct response to society.
- Artists have had to draw from observation as their immediate reference.
- Artists have utilized various tools to mimic that of their subject matter.
- Relationships have been based on the proportions from one object to another.
- The art of transformation has influenced the work of many artists as well as scientists.
- An artist’s artwork has and will always be a representation of themselves and their interests.
- Artists have explored the processes in which art and its reproductive studies have been altered.
- Artists have expanded upon their own best-practices through the interaction of other artists as reference for collaboration and/or validation.
- All physical and inorganic objects have been composed of both simple and complex shapes.
- Color has shaped a framework to visually interpret, analyze & evaluate our surroundings.
- The skills, techniques, elements and principles of the arts can be learned, studied, refined and practiced.
- Artists use tools and resources as well as their own experiences and skills to create art.
- The arts provide a medium to understand and exchange ideas.
- People have expressed experiences and ideas through the arts throughout time and across cultures.
- Design has shaped a framework to visually interpret, analyze and evaluate our surroundings.
- There are formal and informal processes used to assess the quality of works in the arts.
- People use both aesthetic and critical processes to assess quality, interpret meaning and determine value.