The elementary years serve as the cornerstone for learning and exploring creativity through the basic elements of design. Using a wide range of materials and methods, the early creative experience is nurtured to encourage a desire for further study. Teachers ensure this early experience to be one of creative freedom, as well as giving validity and awareness to craftsmanship. Students are exposed to famous works of artists throughout history and create projects from within some of those styles.
At the middle school level, students are introduced to a wider variety of art experiences. Building on the elementary foundation, students continue exposure to the masters through art history and are introduced to a variety of mediums. There is continued focus on exercising a working knowledge of the elements of art, the principles of design, and how to apply these tools to their work. The young artist gains confidence in critical thinking skills in order to create stronger compositions in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and 3-D works.
At the high school level students may continue a Visual Arts focus. The following Visual Arts electives are available to all high school students: Foundations of Art, Drawing/Painting, I, II, III, Pottery/Sculpture I, II, III and Digital Photography I, II, III, and IV. Students desiring a more advanced Visual Arts curriculum are encouraged to consider one of the three AP Studio Art course offerings: AP Studio Art Drawing and Painting, AP Studio Art 2D, and AP Studio Art 3D (with faculty approval).