Creative Arts & Community
This is a conceptual arts course specifically designed for the “non-artist”. This course will explore our sense
of identity, creativity and the language of visual culture through six basic creative arts modalities: visual arts,
music, movement, drama, poetry and storytelling. Students will observe various artworks, media and forms,
and learn to engage in and with the artistic processes of the six creative arts modalities. Through experiential,
authentic learning opportunities and critical inquiry, students will develop and refine their imagination,
critical thinking and creative expression skills. These essential skills will be used to examine, construct and
discover the power of the creative arts as it pertains to oneself, community and culture/society.
NOTE: This is a non-studio art class in which students are required to keep a learning journal and
engage in daily reflecting, writing, reading, and group discussions regarding creativity and the six
creative arts modalities.
DHS Creative Arts_ Syllabus_Strickland 1617.docx
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