program in the City School District of Albany provides instruction in
2-D and 3-D that revolves around the development of the elements of art
and the principles of design. The art program is aligned with the New
York State Learning Standards for the Visual Arts.
Please visit our Art
Department website for more information.
The mission of the Visual Art Department of the City School District of
Albany is to educate students within an enriching, intellectually
stimulating, and personally relevant program. Creativity develops visual
literacy, aesthetics, art analysis, critical thinking and
as well as promotes cultural, social, technological and global
connections through 21st-century teaching methodology.
"I don't see art as a frill. Competence in art is part of being educated
and the arts in New York are a major part of the economic base."
-- Richard Mills, former state education commissioner
Art is a
conscious, human expression in visual form. It is the means of cultural
expression, record-keeping and interpretation of the world. Art is a
visual form of communication essential to the understanding of and
participation in our increasingly complex society.
creates a sequential art education program that ensures that students
develop a strong art foundation using the elements of art and the
principles of design as a basis for understanding.
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