Through the diverse experiences offered by Marist’s fine arts curriculum, each student’s life will be enriched intellectually, spiritually, and technically. Operating within this framework of head, heart, and hand, the Fine Arts Department plays an essential role in making each student’s schooling integrated through the aesthetic experience.
First, from the intellectual dimension the student will learn the particular language of a medium, learning to communicate in that language, to articulate concepts, and to develop a critical vocabulary for assessment.
Second, the student will be enriched spiritually by developing character, valuing other cultures through a study of their artistic productions, and knowing through the heart how the sacred may be expressed through images, sounds, movements, and spaces.
Finally, the student will learn that a technical facility in the arts often leads to life-long pursuits, greater understanding of a medium, and the joy experienced through the process of creating.