Visual Fine Arts

  • Welcome to the AUGS Visual Fine Arts Program!  It is a pleasure to share my passion with you.  In this exploratory class, you will make 3-D sculptures out of clay,  draw and paint, while learning about the elements of art and principles of design.

    The Visual Fine Art Curriculum aligns with Illinois State Standards for the Fine Arts:

    Illinois State Standards:

    Standard 25: Know the language of the arts.

    Through observation, discussion, interpretation and analysis, students learn the "language" of the arts.  They learn to understand how others express ideas in dance, drama, music and visual art forms.  In addition to acquiring knowledge essential to performance and production, students become arts consumers, who understand the basic elements and principles underlying artworks and are able to critique them.

    Standard 26: Through Creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.

    Students acquire skills to produce and perform dance, drama, music and visual art.  they learn to use media, tools and technologies.  They learn to shape ideas and emotions into sounds, images and actions.  As students create and perform their own artworks and review the works of others, they become more imaginative, strengthen their problem- solving skills and learn to respond to the creativity of others.  Creating and performing are at the core of the fine arts.  Students also learn about the role of the artist.

    Standard 27:  Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.

    The arts are a record of civilizations, past and present.  Artists are influenced by -and influence-the times and places in which they live and work.  As students learn through the arts about people and civilizations, they learn about others and themselves.  Also, students learn about careers related to this goal.

    It is my goal to engage every student while they explore their own creative artist within.  Everybody has one. 

    Just relax, enjoy the process, and give it your best effort.  You will be amazed at what you will learn and be able to do. 

    I look forward to working with you!