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The Bright Future of Visual Art Education

The Visual Arts- Stronger than Ever

Meagan Hahn

on 9 March 2015

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Transcript of The Bright Future of Visual Art Education

The Value of
Visual Art Education
When people hear "art class" they may envision students learning techniques in painting and sculpting. What they may not realize are the deeper levels of understanding students are gaining about
how to learn
what they learn

In today's global economy, skills developed in the visual arts are valuable for all learners. Arts Education is going through changes nationally to highlight skills necessary for 21st century learners.

Changes to the National Arts Standards
NEW in 2014:
The National Core Visual Arts Standards
The National Core Arts Standards are organized into four processes:
Visual Literacy and
Common Core
What's changed?
Art Education is shifting focus across the nation. Art curriculum, lessons and assessments are being designed with attention to:

process {over product}
studio thinking {over media specific}
risk taking {over tried and true}
collaboration {over competition}
quality {over quantity}
student centered {over teacher-led}
The Bright Future of
Visual Art Education

Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
Interpreting and sharing
artistic work.
Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.
Studio Thinking
"Studio Habits of Mind" summarize the real benefits of an arts education.

Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of a Visual Arts Education

Skills Authentic to the Visual Arts
Problem Solving, Communication, Critical Thinking,
Visual Literacy
are critical to student achievement in all subjects. Artistic processes naturally lend themselves to deeper levels of knowledge and thinking that benefit all students in multiple subjects.
Level FOUR:
We are critical to the visual arts!
Visual Art and
Habits of Mind
Lois Hetland, et al., Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Teachers College Press, 2007
Visual Thinking
and Communication
Visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made."
Our students need to develop
skills in visual perception as 21st century learners.

The creative economy of the future depends on skills based in the visual arts.
Visual Literacy
Visual Communication
The Future is BRIGHT
Visual Thinking

The Power of the Visual Arts...
The visual arts will always strive to develop
self-expression, techniques, creativity and visual perception. Art education is essential to understanding the world and understanding ourselves.
Arts Impact Learning
Links and Resources
Then and Now
Design Thinking
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