ArtSeed Mission Statement:
ArtSeed’s mission is to connect the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond through projects that explore links between classical and cutting-edge fine arts disciplines. We do not discriminate on the basis of any disability, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, political party, economic background, national or ethnic origin.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY & ARTS EDUCATION GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Traditional and Experimental Approaches: Use fundamental and classical approaches to fine arts as a necessary step for grasping contemporary art and discovering experimental possibilities for innovative application of new media and technologies. Utilize professional artists and archival materials.
Emphasis on One-to-one Learning: Work with teachers, parents and assistants to give students individual attention in classrooms. Connect students with artists through the apprenticeship model.
California State Content Standards for the Arts and Project-based Teaching: Design projects that use sequential CA Content Standards-based development of ideas through collaborative brainstorming, planning and team implementation with an outcome that culminates in public presentation and individual recognition.
Interdisciplinary Approach: Incorporate themes that involve other fields of knowledge and skills. Show how concepts learned can be transferable to other fields and professions. Utilize artistic principles in the practical application of fundamental academic knowledge.
Introduction of New Ideas: Introduce students to ideas that stretch assumptions about what children can and cannot understand or appreciate including cultural history, current events and critical thinking skills.