Art

Philosophy

The Altoona Area Elementary Art Program provides experiences in Art in which the learner will not only create art, but will also know and understand art and be able to make artistic judgements.

Through his/her participation in the enjoyment of the various art experiences, the learner will develop perceptual awareness and creativity. Pupils' art will reflect a freedom in the use of media and ideas. Through art the student will show thinking that demonstrates problem solving abilities and creativity.

The Elementary Art Program provides opportunities for the learner to develop an understanding of artists, their art and human achievement. Art, by its nature, depends upon the individual's ability to express understanding, ideas, feelings and creativity in a personal way. As a result of the elementary art program, it is believed that communication skills and self-confidence of students will increase.

Goals
  • Demonstrate the understanding and the skills of the artistic process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce works of art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find pleasure and fulfillment in the artistic process.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy of art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in aesthetic inquiry.
  • Demonstrate the appreciation of the value of aesthetic inquiry.
  • Demonstrate the nature of art criticism.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be involved in the process of art criticism.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of art criticism.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of art history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in art historical inquiry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to appreciate art history.