The goal of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Pre-K –12 visual art program of studies is for students to develop the knowledge and skills essential to understanding that art:
is a powerful mode of communication, providing essential ways to discover, interpret, and make meaning of life experiences.
plays a dynamic role in society by making connections to the past and to other cultures.
is the investigation of materials and visual forms, the development of symbolic language, and the engagement with critical and aesthetic modes of thought and expression.
is an integrated approach to creative expression and critical response that allows students to develop their own unique artistic thoughts and provides a solid grounding for making and appreciating art.