• FINE ARTS VISION & MISSION

    Vision
    Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, in its commitment to educating the whole child, embraces the belief that “the fine arts are among humanity’s greatest aesthetic and intellectual achievements” (Maryland Essential Learner Outcomes for Fine Arts) and need to be integrated in students’ programs throughout their education. Our vision is to increase the access, equity and quality of arts education in Queen Anne's County through rigorous and meaningful child-centered learning experiences.

    Mission
    The Fine Arts Program (visual arts, music, theatre, media arts, and dance) in Queen Anne’s County is designed to foster creative potential in each student and provide a high quality, sequential program of studies that communicates a broad range of customs, beliefs, ideas and feelings. The fine arts are the primary means of transmitting culture throughout history, influencing a broad range of discovery and 21st Century skills in various disciplines. The fine arts are an essential part of every child’s learning and cognitive development, sharpening analytical skills, encouraging abstract associations, innovative critical thinking, self-direction, perseverance, and creative problem-solving. 
     

    Faculty Art Show at QAC Centre for the Arts on display through October 8th. Business hours are typically from 11 - 4pm. View footage from opening night here. View Articles in the Shore Update, in the Bay Times / Record Observer, and What's Up Mag.

    Faculty Art Show

    How it Started & How it's Going

    Planning Guidance during COVID-19
    Supervisor Bell has been working with other Fine Arts State Supervisors to provide guidance documents for the state, in addition to over 130 hours of professional development opportunities and virtual town halls this summer. Social Emotional Learning opportunities have also been made available through the Arts that align with MSDE Fine Arts Standards, Professional Learning Priorities and Arts Experiences. Please view our "Arts Together" guidance and our "SEL Through the Arts" documents here: https://www.msdefinearts.org/statewide-arts-resources

    Maryland State Fine Arts Graduation Requirement—1 Credit
    Read an interview with Michael Bell on QACPS's fine arts programs by clicking here
    View our Supervisor's exciting new "Arts Teen of the Week" Spotlight features here!

    2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award 2020 Best Communities for Music Education



    From MSDE:
     Fine Arts Guidance for Continuity of Learning Standards

    Visual Arts teachers all have access to ArtEdPRO as an online Curriculum Resource.
    Performing Arts teachers have access to Quaver as an online Curriculum Resource.
    Theatre teachers have access to TheatreFolk as an online Curriculum Resource.
    Dance teachers have access to CLI Studios as an online Curriculum Resource.

    All curricula are matched to the Maryland State Fine Arts Standards:

    Contact: Michael Bell, NBCT
    Supervisor of Instruction
    Visual and Performing Arts / World Languages / Media
    QACPS
    Queen Anne's County Public Schools
    202 Chesterfield Ave. Centreville, Maryland 21617 

    Office: 410.758.2403 #138
    Email: michael.bell@qacps.org  

     
    Kimberly Adams
    Administrative Secretary
    Office: 410.758.2403 #175
    9/28/2021