Statement of Philosophy

Art is a communicator of the times and the artist is one who visually addresses humanity. Within each person there is a degree of creativity that often times needs a spark to generate his or her potentiality. The art program should generate that spark to stimulate that creative communication. The creative attitude should enable a person to think and act as a self-confident individual. He or she must be exposed to historic and contemporary trends and artists, which in turn, should develop a cultural appreciation to the visual arts; even to the extent of collecting works of art and living in aesthetic harmony through a developed creative attitude, the student should be knowledgeable toward available mediums and proficient in creative tools favorable to art activities and the finished product. The ultimate goal of an art program should be to expand one’s horizons of ability, appreciation, and knowledge of art.

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