The purpose of Art Odyssey is to identify and meet the needs of talented students by providing consistent and continuing exposure and experience in the Arts, establishing a strategic method to careers in the Arts, and fostering a supportive environment for artists.
Art Odyssey is committed to identifying artistically gifted youth through multicultural in-school field trips and long-term programs, which expose students to art of many cultures and enhance the social studies curriculum.
Art Odyssey seeks to establish a series of courses taught by professional artists, where talented youth can hone their craft and develop partnerships with professional artists.
Art Odyssey serves as a community resource for teachers, parents, and young artists, offering career guidance, professional connections, and a viable thriving environment that celebrates all of the arts.
Art Odyssey supports the following research based premises:
Study in the Arts
Leads to significant gains in ACT and other standardized test scores
Improves verbal, math, reading and writing abilities
Enhances critical thinking skills
Enhances communication skills and professional potential