Arts education refers to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. The Arts are a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas. Studies show that the Arts develop neural systems that benefit fine motor skills, creativity and improved emotional balance.
A student who expands his artistic sensibility sees the world from a different perspective. According to research, the thinking skills used in making visual art such as experimentation, exploration and imagination become the foundation for higher-level thinking skills such as synthesis, inquiry and research.
Artistic pursuits produce thinking patterns and abilities that transfer to other areas of life. VCS Arts teachers aim to advance student creativity, visual communication skills, artistic technique, and aesthetic sensibility.