Visual Arts

Creative Thinkers, Doers, Makers

The process of making art is most important as young students work to develop the ability to prepare a project. Our youngest friends listen to read-aloud stories as a starting point to their projects and to understand core concepts. Older students experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques, from architectural and perspective drawings to shading and color, and use tailored investigations to focus on developing a creative process of their own.

Students enjoy using various media, materials, and techniques to unleash their creativity and experiment with new ideas. The light-filled art studio is located directly below our IDEA Lab, and projects a perfect synergy of artistic expression, hands-on design opportunities, and out-of-the-box thinking.

Middle School Art

As students advance, projects become more complex. In Middle School, our fifth graders keep a dye garden and visit the Fiber Arts department at UArts, where they observe and experiment with natural dyeing and weaving. In sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, students tackle advanced observation tactics, creating portraits by using only one of their senses. Interested middle school students can also opt to take a portfolio preparation class to work on more intensive pieces and receive individual feedback on their work.

Middle School Art

As students advance, projects become more complex. In Middle School, our fifth graders keep a dye garden and visit the Fiber Arts department at UArts, where they observe and experiment with natural dyeing and weaving. In sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, students tackle advanced observation tactics, creating portraits by using only one of their senses. Interested middle school students can also opt to take a portfolio preparation class to work on more intensive pieces and receive individual feedback on their work.