In Art Expressions students will participate in the processes of art-making through exploration of various mediums, subject matter, and symbolism.  Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available in the classroom an in New York City.  Students will be able to respond critically to a variety of works in the arts and make connections between art and other subjects.  Students will develop an understanding of the reasons people and cultures make art and how the arts shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.