The Visual Arts program in Chesterfield County Public Schools is designed to offer sequential learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The implementation of this structured program engages the students in making art, looking at art, talking about art and learning about the cultural, social and historical context of art. Furthermore, the art program interfaces with other instructional disciplines and contributes to the understanding of learning outside of the art classroom. Through their art studies, students will broaden their cultural horizons and be empowered as lifelong learners.
The concepts, abilities and attitudes developed through this program are vital to our students’ total growth. The program encourages a development of perceptual sensitivity to the environment and ability to understand, express and accept oneself and others while developing a student’s full creative potential. The art program provides opportunities for students to learn creative, divergent and critical thinking skills. Students gain an understanding of aesthetic principals that bring order and design to all aspects of living. The Visual Arts Program promotes an awareness of the contribution that art makes to a culture — transmitting values and concepts of civilization from one generation to another.
Visual Arts Department
Instruction Division Center
600 Southlake Blvd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Michael Gettings, Visual Arts Instructional Specialist
Dianne Lewis, Visual Arts Secretary