Art can help us understand our history, our culture, our lives, and the experience of others in a manner that cannot be achieved through other means.
Why do we need visual arts?
There are five purposes for visual art: Ceremonial, Artistic Expression, Narrative, Functional and Persuasive.
Ceremonial art is made to celebrate or commemorate something important in the culture, in ritual or worship, or in personal life.
Narrative art tells a story or makes a point. Narrative art describes or illustrates experiences, documents important or historical events, or communicates.
Artistic Expression focuses on the artist, for it is a self-expression of the artist’s personal, internal emotions, feelings, or experiences.
Functional art seeks to beautify objects that are useful in life – pottery, quilts, baskets, etc., decorated artistically and pleasantly.
Persuasive art works promote , philosophies, or products. and ideas. Advertising, marketing, ideology, visual messages fall into this category.
Visual Art is a vibrant and important part of our curriculum at the Art and Craft School. We appreciate the value of creating and interpreting art by sight, which includes an array of mediums such as painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography, and architecture.
The field of decorative arts encompasses ceramics, furniture, glass, metalwork, and textiles. Decorative arts offer a reflection of their makers' and owners' ways of life and include such functional, everyday objects as wooden chairs, silver spoons, cotton quilts, and stoneware jugs.
fine art is a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.