Art classes help students develop a set of skills and attitudes that have broad applications beyond the studio, and that are in high demand in today's economy.
Marymount’s studio art classes ask students to reflect on the skills and attitudes that they are developing while they works of art, and begin to imagine where and how they might apply these skills. Skills in handicraft, analysis, and communication, a creative approach to problem-solving, and a self-motivated commitment to tasks are often overlooked as key components of the creative process. Marymount’s studio art classes ask students to reflect on the skills and attitudes as they create works of art, and begin to imagine where and how they might apply these skills.
The process of making art also increases any student’s ability to analyze and work with visual materials, providing them with acute visual discrimination. Students hone valuable skills in pattern recognition, heighten their sensitivity to the effects of color, and establish an understanding of how the visual language has created and communicated meaning within particular social and historical contexts.
The art studio also requires students to present their work and their ideas in various contexts, using a range of physical and digital media. Finally, art classes can build character in students that assure success in many different fields.