At IDEAL, the search for the aesthetic goes beyond the work of art. Through all forms of creation there is a will to sculpt and model ourselves. In this way we strive to develop a way of life which in itself is a work of art, with the belief that beauty in our environment and the search for harmony in our relationships create an atmosphere that penetrates and impacts us as a transformative force.
In nature, each element contributes to the beauty of the whole. Similarly, by cultivating and combining our talents, the resulting work is enhanced and radiates further than the sum of its parts. Its ability to communicate goes beyond each person's individual contribution. Creation becomes a collective endeavor.
All art forms practiced at IDEAL are open to visitors and residents in a spirit of sharing and learning. Arts education is available through courses, summer camps and activities for children, teenagers, adults in neighboring communities and for schools.