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Best Practices Resource Library

Visual Arts

We recognize that strong visual arts programs are led by qualified and talented instructors using research-based instructional techniques and strategies that allow all students to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the visual arts as a valuable and expressive fine art form.

We are pleased to share the following resources:

Case Studies: This case study features key advice for building a quality visual arts program from the award-winning St. Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Program Evaluation Tool: Specific criterion for schools to use as a program evaluation tool or to apply for a Program of Distinction in Visual Arts, which is awarded to schools with exemplary programs in a specific subject area.

School Contacts: Contact information for member schools that have demonstrated excellence in visual arts. We encourage you to use other schools as a resource. Set up a time to tour a program and learn from each other’s experiences. Ask questions. Get to know each other. Learn!

Fox Chapel Area High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.

To learn more about the Visual Arts Program at Fox Chapel Area High School contact:

Mairi Cooper

Department Chair

Saint Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.

To learn more about the Visual Arts Program at Saint Francis Preparatory School, read their case study and contact:
Jeanne Buccino
Chairperson, Art Department
(718) 423-8810
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard | Fresh Meadows, N.Y. 11365