ISD art program is nationally recognized for its quality. Plano art teachers
are in demand as presenters at state and national conventions. To provide
quality instruction Plano ISD has developed a curriculum-based comprehensive art program.
The four disciplines
of Art Production, Aesthetics, Art History, and Art Criticism come together
to form art with meaning. The students learn how to think as they learn how
to create. Students are engaged in activities where they see art of the highest
quality, learn about the elements and principles of design, and create works
of their own based on the concepts taught.
Art Program Goals
The art program
is designed to help the students to:
1. Realize that each individual's ideas are of value because they are tangible
results of personal experience.
2. Produce and recognize the value of his/her own imaginative and inventive
works of art while becoming aware of his/her artistic talent and its needs
for further development.
3. Progress students through a sequentially developed curriculum moving from
level to level in such a way that maximum growth is attained by building on
4. Develop independent thinking by planning and executing his/her own ideas
for truly creative expression instead of copy work.
5. Realize that creative art processes are a means of communication that extend
beyond the limitation of the printed or spoken work.
6. Understand the characteristics, limitation, and possibilities of a great
variety of materials, tools, equipment, and processes used in visual expression.
7. Develop an art vocabulary based on the elements and principles of design
sufficient to communicate ideas about art.
8. Realize the many sources of creative ideas come from natural and man-made
9. Realize that art is a means for emotional release and a worthwhile leisure
10. Use the elements and principles of design in evaluating and appreciating
the aesthetic efforts of past and present artists and their cultural and historical
influences on current times.
11. Become aware of opportunities in art careers through careful teacher nurturing.
12. Become aware of his/her responsibilities as a citizen to support cultural
and environmental projects in a continuing effort to improve the quality of
13. Incorporate art perception, production, history, and criticism in a concept-based
14. Incorporate concept-based art into other content areas.
information, please contact your child's art teacher or the visual arts
office at 469-752-3087.