Director's Monthly Memo
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.”
Tim Craig, Director of Fine & Performing Arts & Business Education
Director of Art, Music, Drama and Business Education
Bayonne Public Schools
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
Fine and Performing Arts Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Bayonne High School Fine & Performing Arts Department is to cultivate student growth in visual art, dance, music, and theater in a supportive and challenging environment that fosters creativity and innovation. These opportunities will serve to guide and prepare all students to think critically, recognize and appreciate art in all forms, work collaboratively with others, and demonstrate leadership capacity in the 21st century. Motivated arts students will build a strong foundation in preparation for college and career opportunities in the Fine and Performing Arts.
Fine and Performing Arts Department Goals:
- Develop a knowledge base of the Fine and Performing Arts.
- Appreciate the aesthetic and expressive value of the Fine and Performing Arts in their historical, cultural, and social contexts.
- Develop an understanding of methods, materials, techniques and styles.
- Increase comprehension and awareness in the Fine and Performing Arts through problem-solving, critical analysis, and communication.
The Bayonne Fine and Performing Arts Department includes visual art, music, theater, and dance and seeks to celebrate creativity in all students. Through study, interpretation and execution, students who enroll in courses in the Fine and Performing Arts Department will not only explore the pedagogy of each discipline, but also gain a deeper appreciation of the value of the fine and applied arts in the 21st century global community.