• Fine Arts



    Mr. Robert Snyder

    undefinedDid You Know?

     Everyone is creative. Being an artist is a calling, an obsession. Like being a musician or a writer. Everyone can write or make music or dance or sing - but to really love it, you have to be driven. Driven, in love with the creative process.
    It is easy,  fun and relaxing.

    Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:

    4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
    • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
    • 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
    • 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
    • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem

    Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:

    • Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently
    • Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently
    • Read for pleasure nearly twice as often
    • Perform community service more than four times as often
      Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-based Youth Organizations, Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching, Americans for the Arts Monograph, November 1998)

    The facts are that arts education...

    • makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
      (Involvement in the Arts and Success in Secondary School, James S. Catterall, The UCLA Imagination Project, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA, Americans for the Arts Monograph, January 1998)
    • has a measurable impact on youth at risk in deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems while also increasing overall academic performance among those youth engaged in after school and summer arts programs targeted toward delinquency prevention.
      (YouthARTS Development Project, 1996, U.S. Department of Justice, National Endowment for the Arts, and Americans for the Arts)