Visual Arts

The visual language of art is universal. As artists, students learn to develop skills and techniques to see, interpret, and communicate the world around this using a unique language. Our arts program is designed to foster imagination and originality, while empowering students as both artist and learner of the arts.

Students take part in courses which are stimulating and challenging, yet flexible. Smaller class sizes allow for greater individual attention as our students discover themselves as artists. As students develop, so too do the concepts and their complexity, building on three foundational focuses: drawing, painting, and ceramics. Students are encouraged to make increasingly independent choices of imagery, artistic elements, design strategies, and media to express themselves.

Students are given multiple ways to express themselves in the visual language, and build their repertoire of artistic skills and knowledge of art and art history through hands-on activities: students examine discoveries by artists from different times, places, and cultures and make choices about – and not simply copy – how to achieve the images and ideas they wish to convey.