Leading the Way in Choice-Based Art
Upper School Art
In grades 9-12, students take a more active role in their arts education. Students choose the media and theme they want to focus on:
- Social Problems
- Art History Remix, or Math and Science Mash-Up.
They work with their teacher and peers to establish learning targets:
Students connect with their interest, feel personally challenged, try new experiences, and take risks.
Middle School Art
The Middle School art program develops a strong foundation in the visual elements and principles of art. Students enrolled in middle school art courses develop skills in life drawing and become increasingly proficient in:
- Mixed Media
The Middle School art curriculum integrates art history and contemporary art into every project. Middle School art students learn about art movements and cultural traditions as they explore the media and techniques used by the artists and artisans. As students learn about artists and different methods and materials they begin to discover their expressive abilities and strengths. Each Middle School student is treated as an individual and is given the freedom to develop at his or her own pace. Middle School art students are involved in several exhibitions during the year, and have the option of being involved in a very active Art Club.
Lower School Art
Creating an environment where students can express ideas, feelings, and values through their art provides an excellent opportunity for growth, and is a high priority of the visual arts at Episcopal.