Fine Arts

The study of fine arts, through its inherent ability to develop intellectual and emotional communication skills, encourages cultural awareness and enriches society.  The Spartanburg District Five Schools fine arts curriculum is rooted in the SC Profile of the Graduate and bases instruction on the SC Visual and Performing Arts standards.  It provides opportunities for students to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to become artistically literate, well-rounded individuals.  Participation in District Five's Fine Arts programs allows each student to:





The study of the fine arts actively engages students in the creative process.  In each class, students have the chance to explore and investigate new ways of artistically stating who they are and what they feel.  The fine arts contribute to a child's development and foster the skills of communication, creativity, and cognition. 

Education in the arts benefits the student because it cultivates the whole child, gradually building many kinds of literacy while developing intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity into unique forms of expression and communication.

Each fine arts discipline has its own components and skills, techniques, expectations, outcomes, and cognitive development.  In District Five, we value the arts for the distinct and significant effect they have on the lives of our students and the well-being of our community.  It is our hope that students will resonate with and support their chosen art interest now, and throughout their lifetime.

Matthew Wofford

Matthew Wofford

District Office
Director of Fine Arts
(864) 949-2350  Email

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