The purpose of the middle school art program is enabling each individual to realize and maintain her/his full potential. Art Education is a social, intellectual, and physical discipline, specifically involving the development of each individual's aptitude, understanding, and appreciation and serves as an essential element to the developmental process.
The visual arts programs at the Muhlenberg Middle School provide the opportunity for each individual to develop a comprehensive foundation of basic knowledge, skills, and techniques and serves not only as an arts specific course but also provides a vehicle by which students can grow as individuals.
"Pyramids, cathedrals, and rockets exist not because of geometry, theories of structures, or thermodynamics, but because they were first a picture-- literally a vision--in the minds of those who built them. Society is where it is today because people had the perception; the images and the imagination; the creativity that the Arts provide, to make the world the place we live in today."
–Eugene Ferguson, Historian