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Angela Langston, Department Chair
Office Hours- Monday 3:00-3:30
Thursday 3:00- 3:45
Art is the Common Core; the Common Language in Sleepy Hollow High School's Art/Media Program
Developing a lifelong curiosity about the arts, and understanding that art transcends time is one of the Common Core Standards in the Arts developed by the NYSED through EngageNY. Through the process of art making, the study of art pieces, and art movements, the student will be able to make informed hypotheses about art and how it relates to common core disciplines and their world. The student will also understand that art is a human endeavor that reflects the values that are important to cultures, society, and individuals. Art is the lens in which we can learn not only about ourselves but also learn about the past, engage in present day society and collaborate with other individuals.
The varied curriculum of Sleepy's Visual and Media Arts department provides students with an array of opportunities to develop their curiosity for the arts and understand how art not only relates to them personally but to the world around them as well. Our Visual and Media Arts department is as diverse and eclectic as our student body. Our goal is to continue to provide opportunities for all learners to be able to develop the essential 21st century skills- the 4Cs- critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity- within our programs and help them make connections (the 5th C) to the core courses that they are studying. Our mantra is that Art is truly the Common Core and the Common Language that we all share here at Sleepy Hollow