Art is a child’s first visual expression and language. Art education fosters perceptual awareness, critical thinking, creativity, art production, aesthetic valuing and understanding of our past and present. Art is essential to the education of the whole student. Sequential art experiences are provided throughout grade levels. Experiences in the different aspects of Art make significant contributions to the mental, emotional and social growth of each student. The art program recognizes the individuality of each student and provides opportunities for students to explore, discover, experiment and create. Art education is vital in nurturing the quality of life of the student and his/her self-worth. Our goal is to guide our students into experiences which will extend their understanding of the world around them and provide opportunities for them to express these ideas.