Art classes are an opportunity to develop spatial rather than linear thinking and to develop areas of the mind that may not be addressed by the academic curriculum. Students enhance their conceptual and problem-solving skills, discover new ways to make use of ideas and materials, and generate thoughtful and innovative responses to abstract ideas.
Univ. of New Hampshire, BFA
Plymouth State Univ., MEd
Creativity and self-expression are encouraged at all grade levels. Younger students use simple tools and materials and work more abstractly; as they get older, more representational work is included, and a wider variety of tools and techniques are explored, such as printmaking and sculpture with found objects.