The visual arts program in the Newport Public Schools is designed to help each student to develop their artistic skills and aesthetic abilities through the following statements of enduring knowledge as outlined in the RI VAD GSE's:
VAD 1 Artistic Processes – Visual Art and Design is the process of creative problem solving using both traditional and innovative media, tools, techniques, and processes in order to make the imagined visible.
VAD 2 Cultural Contexts – Visual Art and Design creatively expresses the values and ideas of human experience, community, and civilization.
VAD 3 Communication – Visual Art and Design is a vehicle for expression and communication through the use and development of metaphor and symbol systems.
VAD 4 Aesthetic Judgment - Applying knowledge of Visual Art and Design in order to reflect on and evaluate the work of self and others.