FINE ARTS PROGRAMS
The fine arts are made up of the main classical branches of art: painting, architecture, and sculpture. Additional subdivisions included in the definition of fine arts include literature, music, performing arts, and film.
What are the seven fine arts?
The seven arts refers to the traditional subdivision of the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, music, performance, and film.
Fine art is any creative art that is appreciated for its aesthetic, imaginative, or intellectual value. This creative art can include sculpture, architecture, drawing, photography, literature, poetry, digital art, interactive media, literature review, film making, and video production. Students who are more interested in music or performing arts may find that their art education leans toward music education, symphony, marching band, drama club, or dance team.
What are the three types of art?
The three classical branches of art are painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of the arts. Performing arts encompasses performance in front of an audience. Artists use their bodies, voices, and objects to convey expression and story.
Fine Arts Standards
The National Music Standards developed by the National Association for Music Education involve a student’s understanding of four artistic processes:
The National Art Standards or National Standards for Arts Education involved several organizations including the U.S. Department of Education. The standards lay out what every American student studying the arts should know and do including:
- Communicate at a basic level in dance, theatre, music, and visual arts
- Develop proficiency in at least one art form
- Present and develop a basic analysis of works of art
- Understand works of art from various cultures and throughout historica periods
- Relate knowledge and skills across the arts
Why is art important?
Studies show that music education and art education in schools can positively impact students’ intellectual development by aiding learning throughout all other academic areas. The relationship between arts education and other academic subjects can benefit all children. It engages multiple areas of the brain by exercising fine motor skills, enhancing creativity, improving emotional balance, and expanding social skills.
Benefits to students involved in fine arts:
Art challenges and affects students in different ways and at various skill levels by introducing new and exciting methods of learning.
Fine Arts programs are continually changing, providing an exciting and dynamic experience for each student to explore.
The Arts advances students’ self-esteem and self-expression, making them self-motivated learners.
A 2010 study in Missouri found that art education leads to higher attendance, test scores, and graduation rates.
An Arts Education Partnership study in 2002 revealed that fine arts exposure could improve students’ proficiency in reading, writing, and math.
Edgewood ISD Middle School Student Creates Unique Art
With his skilled hands, creative mind, and encouragement from his art teacher, Saw Wah makes one-of-a-kind aluminum foil creations for his friends and staff at Wrenn Middle School. His gives his unique creations to friends and teachers, and his works are scattered throughout the campus building.
Angleton ISD PreK Music Class
In Angleton ISD, pre-K teachers provide entertaining environments in their music rooms so that students leave 5th grade with a love of music. Their goal is to teach students how to move to music at a young age in order to foster an appreciation for music that will carry on into the future.
FORT BEND ISD Recognized as Best Music Community
Fort Bend ISD was recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The district demonstrates exceptional commitment and provides superior music education to students. Music is a significant component of the outclass rotation for all FBISD elementary students. Each day, more than 44,000 FBISD secondary students take music courses.
FINE ARTS NEWS
Dickinson Students Study African-American Artist for Black History Month
Dickinson ISD middle school art students create masks in the style of a famous black sculptor. For Black History month, 6th grade artists at Barber
Royal Elementary Students Celebrate Mardi Gras
Royal ISD‘s Royal Elementary School threw a parade in celebration of Mardi Gras! The students decorated their umbrellas to parade around the school and show
Ft Sam Houston Fine Arts Students Receive Top Honors
Fort Sam Houston ISD students won big at a photography and art competition! Cole High School Photographers and Artists competed in the Scholastic contest “Awards
Clear Creek ISD Art Student Wins at Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recognizes talented young artists from across Texas during it’s annual School Art Program Awards Ceremony. This year, about 200,000
Royal ISD Students’ Art GLOWS!
Royal Early Childhood held an Art Glow Night for students and their families. Each student was given the choice to draw anything that they desired
Clear Creek ISD’s Bayside Intermediate Performs at Astros Game
Bayside Intermediate Orchestra did a phenomenal job playing at an Astros game! These Bayside orchestra students represented Their school and the Clear Creek ISD community