Collaboration, Tufts University Department of Education 2019
ART BUILDS COMMUNITY
There is no more important thing than for individuals to be in community with others, constructively and with joy. Community is formed when a person connects in a positive way with others. Cultural practices are an important way that individuals make these connections. Visual art enables the artist to build a positive community with others.
Art education has four essential facets:
Equity - provide an inclusive, safe and equitable community-building space for all.
Caring - practice authentic caring, which enables students to participate fully as themselves in community.
Strength - draw upon the strengths of each student to build a resilient and hopeful community.
Knowledge - learning to know and care for ourselves, each other and the world around us.