The Creative Process is linked to every field of study. Allowing all of our students the time to experience the visual arts process alongside their study of the humanities and sciences broadens their understanding of the cognitive, physical, and historical links that connect the disciplines and the shared impulse to create. The goal of the general Creative Arts curriculum is to provide ‘academic balance’ by giving our students the physical experience of various challenging artistic concepts, principles, and techniques within a studio environment. Each grade level has specific art related targets that embrace the following content areas in either particular and/or integrated lessons so that many will have an opportunity to realize their creative potential via their original artistic ideas and/or applications: Art Elements and Principles, Concept Development, Technique, Art Vocabulary and Critique, Art History, and Current Artistic Influences.
Additionally, the need to have all students experience the Creative Process is enhanced through the Integrated Humanities Curriculum. This course outline allows the students to learn about the relevant literature and art achievements of a time in an historical and congruent fashion. In Creative Arts, the students’ Humanities education is improved by periodic studio lesson integration.
Upper School Visual Arts courses can be found beginning on page 29.
2022-2023 course Guide