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8th - 11th Grades
In the visual and design arts universe, there are two principle areas of expertise; one is graphics and the other is illustration. At Vista PEAK we already have an institute designed for those students are excited about using a computer as their main tool for invention and creativity. Not every artist is immediately drawn towards the computer as their main creative tool nor is the computer the ideal place in which to acquire the skills necessary to thrive in the current market. The Fine Arts institute was designed to promote relevance and purpose for those students who are more inclined to use their hands to share their unique voice and perspectivesnot a keyboard and mouse.
Students are motivated when their coursework is in line with their expertise and passions. Student achievement tends to go up when students are engaged and feel a part of the system they are expected to navigate. Imagine a student who loves art. Now imagine a counselor inviting that student to take art every semester for the rest of their time at high school. Then we inform the student that they will receive college credit if they worked hard and met the standards in each course. Furthermore, they would have the full support of a group of creative teachers and students around them, and that it may just land them a well paying job after school if they continue to pursue their passion.
Students who wish to pursue the fine arts fields have an abundance of career options to choose from. Examples of fine arts careers include, but are not limited to:
Video Game Design
Many times we see students whose grades spike during basketball season, but falter the moment it ends. Why? Students will do just about anything to feel a part of something important that matches their moral imperative. Students might just be motivated by the fact that they can work for an ad agency, be an in-house resource within a company, or a free-lance artist developing art for publications nationwide. The types of illustrators and styles are as varied as snowflakes which make them so dynamic. We can carve out a sacred path for divergent thinkers who we need in the 21st Century to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Every course they fail and have to make up gets in the way of their passion, so inadvertently we have set the system in their favor and in our favor as well. They will work harder at math and science to ensure they can take Marketing for the Visual Artist with their support group and generate a portfolio which just might ensure they can pursue their passion indefinitely.
Fine Arts Pathway
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