Visual Arts Department

MPS Visual Arts Department

VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT IS AN IMPRESSIVE, ROBUST PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS IN GRADES K TO 12!


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Visual Arts Mission Statement The Mission of the Melrose Visual Arts Department is to foster life-long learning through the arts supporting students as they become productive, expressive members of a diverse global society. An effective visual arts curriculum is cumulative and comprehensive. Students will explore new media and connect to a variety of resources and techniques using methods of instruction that are responsive to the individual learner. Examination of historical and cultural significance in the visual arts leads to a deeper understanding of self, others and the world. Higher order thinking and problem-solving skills build self esteem, awareness and contribute to essential human experiences.

The Goals of the Visual Art Program, K-12 are to:

  • Adhere to  the guidelines provided by the Massachusetts & National  Visual Arts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Provide a challenging, sequential curriculum with high expectations for all students.
  • Facilitate knowledge of visual art by focusing on art appreciation, aesthetic value, art criticism and respect for one’s own work and that of others.
  • Enable students to view a work of visual art and analyze its relationship to the elements and principals of design
  • Accommodate individual learning styles.
  • Provide a safe environment conducive to artistic risk-taking and expression.
  • Provide an opportunity to learn about a variety cultures through visual art.
  • Understand how visual art plays an integral role in our everyday lives.
  • Develop student confidence in a creative process that includes a variety of skills and techniques.
  • Instill knowledge of prominent visual artists and historical art movements as well as contemporary artists.
  • Encourage and nurture growth through process exploration and discovery.
  • Support critical thinking and problem solving – students question, investigate, provide evidence, observe and describe, compare and contrast, make choices and explore various view points.
  • Integrate the visual arts with other disciplines to support students in gaining a larger perspective of their world.

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTATIONS

by Visual & Performing Arts Director K-12, Deborah DiFruscia, M.Ed.

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone
Kim TalbotVisual & Performing Arts Director K-12 (781)462-3228

Contact Kim by email
Phone (781) 462-3228
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