|Field of Study:||Drawing
Visual and Performing Arts, General
The Foundation Years art program exposes elementary level students to as many different processes as possible through activities that encourage exploration, creativity and selfexpression.
The program emphasizes a skills-based approach; students are introduced to colour theory, design elements and principles of art, and become comfortable with a wide variety of media. They learn to observe and reflect and gain confidence in their ability to express themselves artistically. Students gradually develop awareness of the discipline and order of art and become increasingly independent as they prepare to enter the visual arts program at a more senior level.
Studio Art in the Middle & Senior Years include:
- All students in grades 7 and 8 take dedicated visual arts courses with specialist instruction in drawing, painting, three-dimensional art, photography, graphics, textiles, ceramics, and sculpture.
- Additional courses include art history research, and art appreciation and criticism techniques. The emphasis at this level is on students becoming independent, focusing on the development of personal expression and style. Students planning further studies in art or design will prepare a portfolio.
- Our school offers Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art. Projects in this course are customized to help students meet specific portfolio requirements for various arts schools after graduation.