The visual arts program develops each student’s perspective of the world, themselves, and shapes their response to the world with a sense of awe, wonder and discrimination. During class, art instruction addresses the developmental needs of the age group, respects the student’s interests in skill and content, and honors the developing personal voice within. Students develop a repertoire of skills and a body of knowledge about art that connects to their learning in the curriculum areas.
The art studio offers the gift of time to focus on a particular area or interest, develop confidence and artistic behaviors including repetition, investigation, experimentation, and a value study of art and the expression of others. Through the years, they learn about persistence, creativity, commitment, and integrity to the process of creating art as well as the value of aesthetic art.
Open Art hours allow students to schedule additional time to work on pieces they are creating or to the studio to supplement in-class work, projects, and assignments.