The National Standards of Arts Education identify what our children should know and be able to do. "Arts cultivate the whole child, gradually building many kinds of academic literacy while developing intuition, reasoning, imagination and dexterity into unique forms of expression and communication."
(Artsedge Kennedy Center.org)
Art at St. Mary of the Lakes is meant to introduce children to many tools and methods available for further exploration. The Arts are available for everyone, not just the talented, and require interaction with subject matter, tools, challenges and discipline.
'Male And Female' by Jackson Pollack