At The Country School, art education is at the core of the educational experience for all students. Art is a universal language that crosses all disciplines, cultures, and history. It provides the catalyst for student learning, problem solving, and expression of the young artist’s unique creativity, interests, abilities, and emotions. The inventive spirit is an important attribute, not only in the visual field, where ideas inform the work, but in every field, which is why, at The Country School, the Arts are a critical element in our signature STEAM program.
Students educated in art learn to become critical observers of their environment. They are able to invent, reflect, and set quality standards for their artistic growth and development. They are able to articulate the meaning of their artwork and that of artists they have studied. The collaborative, cooperative, and stimulating atmosphere of the art and music studio provide the opportunity to develop teamwork and self-esteem, and create a positive, inclusive school atmosphere.
Art has always been a critical indicator of a civilization’s level of achievement. Through its study and practice, we gain an understanding and appreciation for the history, values, and contributions of many civilizations and cultures.