Educational Service District 105

Building large-scale learning improvement... one mind at a time.

           Art Education 

  • Uses art to develop critical thinking, communication and visual literacy skills
  • Asks educators to facilitate learner-centered discussions of visual art

  • Engages learners in a rigorous process of examination and meaning-making through visual art

  • Measurably increases observation skills, evidential reasoning, and speculative abilities

  • Engenders the willingness and ability to find multiple solutions to complex problems

  • Uses facilitated discussion to enable students to practice respectful, democratic, collaborative problem solving skills that over time transfer to other classroom interactions, and beyond

  • Uses eager, thoughtful participation to nurture verbal language skills, and writing assignments to assist transfer from oral to written ability

  • Produces growth in all students, from challenged and non-English language learners to high achievers

  • Underscore connections to art and strengthens the role of museums as a valuable resource in students lives


Regional High School Art Show

Contact Information

Gayle Ames
Regional Art Program
33 S. Second Avenue
Yakima, WA  98902