Art Club

Art club
Students do not need to be “good artists” to join this group.  The FCHS Art Club gathers together to discuss art and explore methods and materials in art production.  All students who are interested in the visual arts are welcome.  


10 Lessons the Arts Teach

The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
               Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
               and that questions can have more than one answer.

The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
               One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving.
               Purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a    

               willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know.
               The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
               The arts traffic in subtleties.

The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
               All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
               When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the

               words that will do the job.

The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
                and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.