|The Cheshire Public Schools Visual Arts Department
The Cheshire Public Schools Visual Arts Department recognizes that art
is essential to the entire learning process in the development of every
child. Therefore, all children must be afforded the opportunity to
create and respond in the visual arts as part of the core curriculum.
The arts develop attitudes, intellectual skills and characteristics
required to participate effectively in today’s society and economy. They
are integral to everyone’s daily lives. Our personal, social, economic
and cultural environments are shaped by the arts.
arts program at Norton School provides students with the opportunity to
articulate their perceptions, creative solutions, multicultural
understanding, and self expression . Student intellect is developed
through exposure to art production, art appreciation and art history.
Product, process and evaluation are equally important to the student’s
The visual arts program at Norton School is based on
the DBAE model, Disciplined Based Art Education model. All students are
introduced to a common core of artists and the artists’ style and
techniques. Students are then encouraged to use these styles within
their own individual interpretation of the artists’ work.
year, students from Norton participate in the annual Townwide Artshow ,
as well as other local shows. Student artwork is on display at the Board
of Education Offices throughout the year.