Art at AURA

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Art at AURA
AURA Academy values creative thinking as much as critical thinking.  Both are needed to prepare students to effectively solve problems in the changing environment of the 21st century.  In a recent interview with our gifted visual arts teacher, Kate Lyons Landry (, she noted that:

AURA students work to develop visual concepts and language for representing creative ideas. Technical skill, observation and conceptual strength are the key concepts addressed. Their hands-on instruction in a studio environment encourages individual expression, artistic experimentation, and innovative growth.

To express a creative idea properly requires training. Trained observation in a variety of disciplines is foundational for appropriately analyzing problems. Discussion and critiquing are essential for refining creative solutions and turning them into successful solutions. Regarding this point, Ms. Landry noted:

Collaboration and communication are essential to the creative process. Conceptual concepts, aesthetic challenges, reinforced formalized language, articulated thinking are the backbone of class critiques.

Contact AURA Academy to enroll your student in a school that develops creative and critical thinking.

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