The purpose of Art Education at MacDuffie is to facilitate the need to express oneself, to develop empathy for others and ultimately enhance the student’s life, long after he/she has completed formal education. We teach the skills and knowledge necessary to create and appreciate art.
To create all art, visual and performing, the student must develop creative thinking, learn to work in a cooperative fashion, learn how to express creative ideas in verbal and nonverbal ways, and present a finished product. In order to appreciate visual and performing art, the student is exposed to performances and actual works of art. Students also study art history and examine the historic role of art.