Elementary students follow the Core Knowledge curriculum for visual art. They will be introduced to contemporary artists and art history from around the world (Africa, China, Japan, India, the Middle East, and the United States). Students learn about different forms of art such as sculpture, architecture, portraits, still lifes, murals, and landscapes. Art from prehistoric times, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early American art will be studied.Students draw, color, paint, sculpt, and build with various media along the way to create their own works of art.
Middle School Visual Art students explore a “Journey of Self”, and how art can be a tool of expression and understanding. Students will investigate the significance of art history and discover how plays a roll in contemporary life, along with creating using a variety of mediums, traditional and non-traditional.
The High School Visual Arts department strives to create an inclusive environment where students cultivate and flourish their appreciation, knowledge, and abilities of the visual arts. Our focus in within the classroom apart from creating is to develop an understanding of art history which is rooted in classical education. We utilize the core knowledge sequence which often couples with current contemporary art. We aim for our graduates to also understand the opportunities and inspiration our modern world provides for artists who are working today.