Visual Arts

  • Philosophy StatementStudent in Art Class

    Art education prepares all students for success as life-long learners by providing them with opportunities that challenge thinking, and encourage problem solving and the communication of ideas. The Art Department fosters individual expression and independent thinking. We are aware of our position to positively impact a generation of learners by expanding their awareness of the global community, and by developing their understanding of art and its role in society.


    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Art Department is to provide learning experiences that cultivate creative thinking, problem solving and individual expression in order to contribute to the formation of a generation of thinkers who understand the role of art in contemporary and historic cultures.

    The art curriculum at Conestoga Valley is based upon the Nationals Core Arts Standards. 



    Mr. Daniel Burns, Subject Area Supervisor

    Mr. Burns earned his master of fine arts degree from the Catholic University of America. He also holds certificates in supervision, curriculum and instruction and art education. Mr. Burns has been the recipient of a Fulbright Memorial Award to travel and study in Japan. Mr. Burns has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Hungarian Multi-Cultural Foundation in Balatonfured, Hungary, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Woodstock Artist Colony and Wilson College. He has also completed a teacher residency at Fallingwater and has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center. He has an international exhibition record. Mr. Burns serves as supervisor of art, world languages and music.


    Phone: (717) 397-5231, ext. 1023