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MCPS Fine Arts Office

We open the minds of students to new worlds and cultures and enable them to creatively express themselves and value the multiple perspectives of others.

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Every student is engaged in a high quality arts education at every grade level and will make meaning of new ideas by applying artistic learning to new situations to become a creative, independent, and critical thinker.

The goal of the Fine Arts is to create artistically literate students who become actively engaged in the Fine Arts as a lifelong learner. Students develop artistic literacy through:

  • Creating
    • Generating, conceptualizing, and organizing, artistic ideas and work
    • Developing, refining, and completing artistic  works
  • Performing/Presenting
    • Selecting, analyzing, and interpreting artistic works for performance/presentation
    • Developing and refining artistic works 
    • Conveying meaning through the performance/presentation of artistic works
  • Responding
    • Perceiving and analyzing artistic works
    • Interpreting intent and meaning in artistic works
    • Applying criteria in evaluating artistic works
  • Connecting
    • Synthesizing and relating artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, historical, and personal context to deepen understanding. 

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