We believe that all students can create art. Our students have hands-on, safe and varied experiences in drawing, painting, sculpting, clay, fibers, printmaking, photography and design. Our pillars include using art as: a language and a tool, as a form of communication, as a form of personal expression, as construction and craftsmanship, and as a means of learning about others while honoring individual students’ backgrounds and experiences. Students will learn technical skills as a means of expressing ideas. Our studios model professional art-making environments in which students move freely, take responsibility for themselves and for their materials, and practice discussing their work within a supportive environment.
Ninth grade visual artists, in a year-long course, explore a wide range of media and techniques including drawing, design, printmaking, sculpture and digital media. Students in grades 10-12 can choose any of the following semester-long classes: Drawing and Painting 1- 2, Ceramics 1-2, Photography and film 1-2, and the advanced year-long course, Art 3.