Grade 5-12 Visual Arts Vision
The goal of the visual arts curriculum is to teach students to see, reflect, and respond to the world with fresh eyes. Teachers in all three divisions present a vibrant arts curriculum which encourages the development of each student’s personal voice and presents challenges which cultivate original thought, creative problem solving and risk taking. This curriculum aims to develop the technical skills for a range of disciplines, materials and experience while providing both depth and breadth of artistic study at age appropriate stages of learning.
Upper School Visual Arts
Students in the Upper School build upon foundations skills and knowledge of how artists use and employ the elements of art and principles of design. Study in the visual arts promotes research, independent thinking and encourages innovative approaches to creating art where meaning is forged through artistic choices. Students explore areas of interest by choosing from a wide range of trimester electives including studio art studies, ceramics, metalsmithing, photography, digital design and film. Students may also follow a track of study in fine arts, 2D design or 3D design courses leading to pinnacle classes and advanced portfolio development.
Upper School art students have been regionally and nationally recognized in art competitions and represented in national exhibitions, and are connected with the Seacoast art community through exhibition and on site visiting artist workshops.