Posted: Fri, 09/30/2011 - 3:36pm Updated: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:59pm

The arts develop one's ability to understand, decipher, and interpret images, symbols, and sensory data in today’s technological environment. They provide a means for expression and response when words are inadequate. The self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, self-motivation, and skills of problem-solving and critical thinking developed as a result of arts study are essential for success in life. Regardless of capabilities, disabilities, talents, or background, all students deserve access to the benefits that focused arts study can provide.

Fine Arts Educators on the Learning Connection

Information and resources regarding fine arts can be found in the IDOE - Fine Arts Faction community on the Learning Connection. Follow these steps to become a member of the Fine Arts Faction Learning Connection community:

  • Log in to the Learning Connection
  • Click on Find a Community
  • Type in "IDOE - Fine Arts Faction"
  • Click on Join Community


Professional Arts Resources and Organizations

All Arts




Visual Arts

Museum Sites