The Art of Oxford High
Oxford High Philosophy of Art
VISUAL ART…THE LANGUAGE OF AESTHETICS
The word language can be defined as the human method of communication either spoken or written. Language is also defined as a system of communication used by a particular community or country. With the basis founded in communication, visual art IS a language that is used amongst communities for centuries. Its system of organization is founded on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Harmoniously the Elements and Principles aid in the pursuit of the artists to communicate both implicit and explicit ideology, culture, emotion, religion and or history.
At Oxford High, our goal is to examine the pursuit an artist takes towards communicating with their audiences, while maintaining the aesthetic pleasures of a work of art. In this pursuit, students come to understand that “creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes…Art is knowing which ones to keep” (Scott Adams).
Here at Oxford High, our student artists are expected to absorb the mentality of “studio-thinking” and equate the importance of the process of art making to the production of art-making…one can not sustain success without the other!
As our Oxford students master the language of aesthetics, they assume the roles of a visual artist and are released to freely create their visual language.