Visual Art

Welcome to the Lincoln Public School Visual Art home page. Please let us know what you think of our site by emailing Lorinda Rice at lrice@lps.org.

Mission Statement

The role of the Lincoln, Nebraska Public Schools’ Visual Art Department is to provide instruction in the art disciplines of aesthetics production, criticism, and history. This program provides students with the visual literacy component of a comprehensive education.

Through art education, students learn to develop visual perception, problem solving skills and an appreciation and understanding of our diverse aesthetic heritage. It is part of our purpose to communicate to students and to the community, the significance of the Visual Arts as a most important form of communication on the human condition.

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GOALS:

The content of the LPS Visual Arts Standards and Learning Objectives are intended to support the following goals so that students will be able to:

●  Acquire skills to be able to analyze, reflect, understand and communicate ideas prevalent in today’s Visual Age of media and rich culture.

●  Understand that art is a form of literacy and can convey meaning through content (subject matter, themes, metaphors, irony), context (personal, cultural, historical, artistic), and Form (elements and principles of design, techniques, genres and styles).

●  Create ideas that are meaning-laden. Conveying concepts, feelings, values and qualities.

●  Identify and understand cross-cultural understanding that happens within art. As global interdependence between people and societies continue to develop art helps students understand the diversity of cultures as well as commonalities.

●  Develop cognitive skills of observation, creativity, reflection, critical thinking (problem finding), problem solving, recognizing multiple and diverse interpretations and confront ambiguity.

●  Experience art as an intellectually challenging subject that aligns with broader educational and social goals. Understanding how to scrutinize the Big Idea in art and culture and through their own perspectives discuss and create artistic responses.

●  Develop an understanding and sensitivity to the aesthetic. Through the study of art children are able to consider aesthetic issues and concerns. Project-based learning in art allows opportunities to study environments in which they live and the importance of beauty in our world.

Contact

Curriculum Specialist for Visual Art
Lorinda Rice, (402) 436-1813
lrice@lps.org
fax number: (402) 436-1829

Art Mentor Grant Coordinator
Gifted Department
Tina Spomer, (402) 436-1852
tspomer@lps.org

Secretary for Visual Art
Linda Anderson, (402) 436-1816
landers6@lps.org