We are Focused

The goal of ArtOne is to develop the highest quality students who are demonstrably ready for college-level success. We serve those students with an experience that aligns with best practices in education today; more importantly we're always thinking about what comes next for our students.


To that end, we have focused our curriculum on the development of evidence of readiness within the three key universally recognized learning domains: practice (psycho-motor), engagement (affective), and thought (cognitive), each are detailed below with our clearly stated outcomes.

Our Outcomes

Practice

Students with good practice habits are able to generate work that improves as mastery improves. Within the practice domain, we focus on building skills that create depth and breadth through experiences in the studio that evolve into focused work in art, design or media. Students learn to apply skills, manage practice and develop their vision for the future.


These ideas are supported by the Art Studio courses (ARTS) and the following outcome statements:

  • Apply skills: Students will organize time, tools and planning to execute artworks, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate skill in the execution of projects 
    • They will demonstrate time management practices to meet deadlines
  • Manage practice: Students will demonstrate  effective work and studio management habits, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate studio work habits required as an artist 
    • They will demonstrate professional practice habits required as an artist
  • Develop futures: Students will learn and adopt new skills as required by evolving disciplines, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate ability to learn new skills appropriate for their growth as an artist/designer
    • They will demonstrate application of new skills to studio practice

Engagement

An engaged student is one that welcomes the opportunity to share and learn, understanding that a community of input provides the resources for a rich career as a creative.  The engagement domain is a critical one for developing the student for future success by learning their communities, engaging networks and sharing results.


These ideas are supported by the Pro Studio course (PROS) and the following outcome statements:

  • Learn communities: Students will know professional communities to understand career options, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate knowledge of professional communities associated with their career choice 
    • They will demonstrate skill in building relationships within networks associated with their art work
  • Engage networks: Students will develop and manage relationships for their work, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate a coherent strategy for engaging new audiences and  new networks 
    • They will demonstrate that they know how to grow their professional network
  • Share results: Students will share and defend their work within a community, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate the ability to share and contextualize their work at a professional level 
    • They will demonstrate an informed personal aesthetic that is shared with of a community of professionals

Thought

Thoughtful students have the capacity to plan for the future - to manage their academic career and what comes after. Within the domain of thought, we focus on scaffolding the curriculum to incrementally build the students' ability to develop a solid knowledge base, interpret and organize new information, and generate their own ideas. 


These ideas are supported by the Art History/Theory courses (ARTH) and the following outcome statements:  

  • Develop knowledge: Students will be informed about their art, design or media practice, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will understand and be able to apply art and design history to their studio practice
    • They will understand and be able apply art principles and and theory to their studio practice
  • Interpret information: Students will use research to support their art or design practice, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate information literacy in support of studio and course work 
    • They will demonstrate ability in using research to articulate and/or defend their work
  • Generate ideas: Students will use iteration and critique to develop and improve their ideas and their work, and evidence the following competencies:
    • They will demonstrate the ability to ideate and iterate to develop their work
    • They will demonstrate the capacity to use critique to improve and develop their work