We believe that arts define our humanity and that an aesthetic education is essential to the development of a well-rounded student. Visual Arts course offerings include fundamental classes of instruction in general and studio art for lower and middle school students. In upper school, art instruction begins with 2D/3D design. Courses evolve sequentially to advanced instruction in sculpture, photography, ceramics, drawing and design, painting, and portfolio classes.
Lower School students take general art twice per week. The general art curriculum is focused on exposure to many different styles and mediums. Students have the opportunity for community exposure for their artwork.
Middle School students take art each week as part of their skills wheel curriculum. The middle school visual arts courses strive to establish a sense of personal expression. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and problem solving while allowing the students to develop a personal venue for their artistic expression.
Upper School courses in visual arts strive to establish a sense of personal expression. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and problem solving while allowing the students to develop a personal venue for their artistic expression. The fundamental courses of 2 and 3 Dimensional Design give students the necessary exploration of media and technique while still encouraging personal expression. The elective program exposes students to more advanced techniques while emphasizing the development of personal style. The Senior Art Studio/AP Studio Art courses allow the students to control and explore areas of their interest which manifests itself into an area of concentration.