Visual arts education helps children acquire visual literacy and develops their creative potential in the world of visual representation. Students develop their abilities to symbolize, express and communicate through images as they create personal and media works and appreciate those of classmates and other artists.
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Spotlight on the Arts
An annual effervescent art education happening organized by the MAD2 DEEN subcommittee, featuring guest speakers, workshops in all four Arts subjects, a round-table discussion and on the spot art-making. Go to page
Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective by Sylwia Bielec Go to page
CSEA - The Canadian Society for Education through Art
The Canadian Society for Education through Art is the national art education association representing art educators within Canada. It is a voluntary association founded in Quebec City in 1955, and is the only Canadian national organization that brings together visual art educators, gallery educators and others with similar interests and concerns. Membership represents all levels of education: elementary, secondary, college/university, ministries of education, art galleries/museums, and community education. Go to site
NAEA - The National Art Education Association
Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Go to site
MEES Program Documents
Quebec Education Program Competencies
Competency 1: To produce individual works in the visual arts
To use personal ideas inspired by the stimulus for creation
To use transforming gestures and elements of visual arts language.
To organize the elements he/she has chosen
To finalize his/her production
To share his/her creative experience
Competency 2: To produce media works in the visual arts
To use creative ideas inspired by a stimulus for creation of media works
To use transforming gestures and elements of visual arts language according to the message and the intended viewer
To organize the elements he/she has chosen, depending on the message and the intended viewer
To finalize his/her media creation
To share his/her experience of media creation
Competency 3: To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates
To examine a work of art, traditional artistic object, media images, personal or media visual arts production for elements of content
To examine a work of art, traditional artistic object or media images for sociocultural references (Cycles Two and Three)
To make connections between what he/she has felt and examined
To make a critical or aesthetic judgment
To share his/her appreciation experience
CHOOSE A SMART CAREER
A poster designed to inspire students to choose various careers in the Arts. Available from you Arts consultant, or download the Tabloid PNG.
30 DAYS OF ART
A great way to inspire kids and parents to engage with the arts every day. The 30 Days of Art poster is available here or from your school board Arts consultant.