The Visual Arts program seeks to raise each student's awareness of their own potential, to be insightful and discerning observers of the world around them, and to cultivate proficiency and creativity in the visual arts, including the interdisciplinary engagement of these skills. Visual arts courses are a discipline-based curriculum where art history and appreciation is taught along with the elements of art.
Our Early Childhood through grade 12 visual arts program offers nurturing yet rigorous studio environment and instructional approaches supporting a diverse range of aptitudes and learning styles.
Experiences in the visual arts and the development of a personal aesthetic are essential to balanced growth.
The visual arts curriculum is structured to affirm and develop the artist within every student by:
Guiding constructive self-expression
Exposing students to a variety of artistic styles in historical and contemporary contexts
Providing experience with a variety of media, technical processes, and studio problem-solving
Developing a portfolio for presentation to colleges
Visual art courses are rigorous in addressing age-appropriate learning goals. Courses are designed to support every kind of learner to engage in new visual arts experiences and modes of expression, to take risks in their learning processes and objectives, and to value self-reflection.
Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Pottery and Ceramics, Sculpture, Portfolio Advanced Placement Studio Art
In addition, students have the opportunity to work on different publications: Tigrium yearbook, the Lower School Tigrium Yearbook Club, the Literary Magazine, and the school newspaper.