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Posted on April 7, 2020

Scheduled Arts Events

For the safety of our students, team members, and community, there will be no meetings or events at our school during the school closure. This includes concerts and art exhibitions. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the closure of our schools, and we sincerely look forward to seeing everyone in person as soon as is possible and responsible.

If you need help, advice, suggestions, or to schedule a virtual arts gathering, contact your child’s art instructor. If you have a question about any of the arts calendars, please email Kevin Cleary at kcleary@helenaschools.org.

Posted on April 18, 2018

Music Department on Facebook

Search for “Helena Music Department” or click here:

facebook.com/helenamusicdept

Posted on February 17, 2016

Welcome to the Arts in Helena Public Schools

“And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.”

-Neil Gaiman

Posted on January 1, 2016

Fine Arts Curriculum

Arts have intrinsic value. They cultivate the whole child, building many kinds of literacy while developing intuition, reasoning, creativity, imagination, and dexterity into diverse forms of expression and communication.  They Arts enable students to make decisions and seek multiple solutions. They improve perception, reflection, and creative thought. They advance higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.  The Arts provide powerful tools for understanding human experiences and cultures – past, present and future.

Arts education engages students in a creative process that helps them develop the self-motivation, discipline, cooperation and self-esteem necessary for success in life.

Curriculum and Instruction