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Critical and Creative Thinking through the Fine Arts

“The arts are fundamental resources through which the world is viewed, meaning is created, and the mind developed.”
– Elliot W Eisner, Professor of Education and Art, Stanford University

Overview

The fine arts (theatre, visual art, music and dance) communicate a broad range of customs, beliefs, ideas and feelings; they are the primary means of transmitting culture throughout history, influencing an enormous range of human activity and discovery. The arts are an essential part of every child’s learning and cognitive development, sharpening analytical skills, encouraging abstract associations, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving.

HCPSS Long Term Transfer Goals

Students will be able to independently:

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Fine Arts Office Contact

5451 Beaverkill Road
Columbia, MD 21044
410-313-6885

Gino Molfino, Coordinator (Dance, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts)
410-313-6634

Terry Eberhardt, Coordinator (Music)
410-313-6626

Jaye Ayres, Resource Teacher (Visual Arts)
410-313-7347

Megan Hartten, Resource Teacher (Music)
410-313-6618

Kathryn Carlsen, Lead Teacher (Theatre Arts)

Brooke Kuhl-McClelland, Lead Teacher (Dance)

Kathryn Reitmeyer, Administrative Assistant
410-313-6885 (phone)
410-313-5671 (fax)