The Chandler School District believes the visual arts are a vital part of student’s educational
experience. An appreciation of visual arts is developed through the exploration of the elements and principles of design, media, technical proficiency, and personal expression leading to the cultivation of the creative person as a whole. An education in the visual arts facilitates students’ understanding of human experiences, both past and present, resulting in an appreciation of various forms of thought and expression with respect of all cultures through self-expression. Through the visual arts program, students learn to recognize their natural creativity, increase their ability to communicate through visual language, and develop analytical skills through evaluation, problem solving, and critique. As a part of society within the present and future, through visual arts, students will make connections to other curricular areas and every day life.