Visual Arts students explore the emotional and expressive qualities in art to access the imagination and broaden creativity. Emphasis is placed upon acquiring strong technical skills, expressing meaning through images and developing unique creative vision.
In a sequenced curriculum, students explore a variety of compositional and technical approaches through drawing and painting projects. Assignments in different techniques and mediums build on students’ understanding of the dynamics composition, light and shadow, proportion, mark-making, and color theory. Visual observation and creation of work is key to the courses which build on each other sequentially. Techniques and materials covered may include pencil, oil pastel, scratchboard, and charcoal, oil painting.