The visual arts program in Early Childhood is primarily exploratory in nature. Process is valued over product, and students are encouraged to utilize materials in creative ways under the guidance of teachers. The annual art show showcases student art projects, many of which are designed to enrich a particular unit of study. Students can also choose to explore the creative arts during afternoon activity time.
Lower School art classes allow students to experiment with a variety of media. Students draw, paint, sculpt, make pottery, weave and learn the basics of printmaking. Highlights of the program include a Visiting Artists Program, An Evening of Art and Music, and the creation of artwork to accompany the 4th and 5th grade musical.
Visual arts classes in the Middle School emphasize the enjoyment of artistic discovery and process, appreciation for the work of others and a sense of craftsmanship. Each year, a visiting artist works with students in grades 6-8. Another highlight of the Middle School program includes Art Club; student members design and create sets for the Middle School Musical
Upper School arts offerings include Art Fundamentals, Art and Design Principles, Graphic Design, Drawing and Painting, History of Western Art, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, AP Studio Art, Animation, as well as several advanced courses in these subjects. Past Intensive courses include “Before the Selfie, There Was Paint” and “Parade the Circle.”