Art & Maker
Our art program celebrates collaboration, creation, and imagination. Our children are actively engaged in the intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of making art. They are introduced to the elements of art and design through concepts and techniques in Kindergarten, and the program builds on these skills with each subsequent year. Our children investigate a wide variety of materials including clay, yarn, watercolors, paper collage, and metal. They learn to respect diverse ideas and styles of making art while exploring historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary connections. By fifth and sixth grade, students engage in art history, analyzing artwork to interpret meaning, contextualizing records of human achievement through a cultural lens, and learning how local and national art museums and galleries contribute to society and the preservation of culture.
Our Maker Studio allows students and faculty to integrate the arts and sciences and create fun and exciting projects. Making offers students opportunities to learn through hands-on experience and helps them satisfy the basic human impulse to create. Through the combination of authentic problem-solving, technical knowledge, creativity, and perseverance, making is a powerful way to learn.
- 5th and 6th Grade Art History Courses