Art Department


    Art Department Philosophy Statement


    Mill Valley School District provides a robust studio-based art curriculum where students learn to express personal ideas and feelings using their imagination, or observation. Students learn to value originality, artistic freedom, and the art process.


    The program places artistic expression at the center. Aesthetic values, art criticism, and art history inspire and grow out of students' creative experiences. Students have opportunities to make choices and cope with ambiguity and uncertainty as they exercise judgment in solving artistic problems. Through the making of their own art, students invent, experiment, discover, investigate, take risks, work through mistakes, and reflect.  Students explore different sources for inspiration: imagination, intuition, memory, and observation. They learn from each other and they learn to value their creative process and product.
    K - 8th Grade Art Department Curriculum

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