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Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
By Elliot Eisner

The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.  
The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
and that questions can have more than one answer.
The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.  
The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.  Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know.  
The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.  
The arts teach students to think through and within a material.  All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.  
The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
what adults believe is important.

SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications.
Holy Rosary strives to educate the whole child ' body, mind and soul'.  The Arts provide a way for expression beyond the written word.  We have incorporated several Arts projects at the school for our students to explore and enjoy:
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ARTSONIA, -- the world's largest online kid's art museum -- to display the students' artwork.  Our Junior and Intermediate students (under the direction of Mrs. Katharina Hille) have been posting personal art pieces online for commentary.  Anyone can view the school gallery online at: Visitors can browse the artwork in the school gallery by grade level, or by specific exhibits.  Holy Rosary students join thousands of students from over 130 countries whose artwork is showcased on Artsonia. "This program is a wonderful way to get parents and family members more involved in Art Education."
All of Artsonia's artwork (12 million and counting!) are viewable online, and any teacher or parent can create an online art gallery for their child or school. Artsonia provides several online features such as fan clubs and personal guestbooks, as a way for families to encourage the creativity and imaginations of their young artists.
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Mr. Cucchi's STUDIO
Over the years Mr. Carmelo Cucchi has involved his students in art piece creations where their critical thinking and critical thinking were put to the test.  "Design Your Own Condo" and the "Remembrance Portrait" pictured are examples of these projects.
From Kindergarten to Grade 6 our students are part of a Vocal Music Program that involves developing literacy skills, discipline, developing self-confidence and creativity.  In Grade 7 and 8 students have the opportunity to take a musical instrument and to be part of a school band.  Each year our performing groups (Choir, Junior and Senior Bands) do perform locally at our TCDSB Music Festival.
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