The Hommocks Art Department considers art to be a universal language. Art reaches multiple types of learners and provides new avenues for self-expression. No matter where students come from, they have a home in the art classroom. Over three years, the art curriculum provides students with hands-on exploration of familiar and new media, student-centered learning, creative problem solving, and reflection. The study of art movements and styles is embedded into daily instruction. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to visually express their ideas and life experiences.