Visual Arts Overview
Our goal in the Visual Arts is to teach students to uncover and expand their creative voice and connect more deeply with the world through varied themes and materials. With a curriculum designed to promote exploration and the study of art history, contemporary art, and aesthetics, as well as successful skill development, our studios are places of collaboration, creative problem solving, and risk taking. This curriculum aims to develop perceptual and technical skills across 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 Art
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, and photography. 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.