LOWER SCHOOL & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Lower and intermediate school art is all about igniting the imagination and exploring a variety of supplies and subjects. The theme of the annual Spring Arts Festival in April plays an important role in the theme of art students cre ate throughout the year. As students explore tempera paint, watercolor, oil & chalk pastel, and more, they practice and explore skills that are built upon as they advance through these grade levels.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART
Art in the middle school is an elective class where students learn the basics of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics. The curriculum covers the elements of art, as well as the study of famous artists and
art movements. Students are encouraged to exercise and grow their creative side while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere in the art studio, and experiment with skills and materials. Art opportunities after school are also an option for middle school students.
UPPER SCHOOL ART
In upper school art, the curriculum begins with Foundations of Art 1 and progresses with Foundations II, Ceramics I, Ceramics II, and AP studio art where they can submit portfolios in 2D, 3D, and drawing and gain college credit. The courses are focused on the elements and principles of design, technical skill, exploration
of materials and concepts, cross cultural con nections through analysis of art history, and learning how to build a successful portfolio.