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Arts instruction
Kathryn Wright, Art Department Chair

475-6875, x147

kwright1@albany.k12.ny.us

 

The art 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.

 

Mission

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 discovery, as well as promotes cultural, social, technological and global connections through 21st-century teaching methodology.

 

Philosophy
"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.

 

The district 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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