find beauty and meaning in their environment
In Lower School, our students sculpt, paint, draw, weave, cut, paste, construct, and—most importantly—imagine. Our teaching is grounded in the four fundamentals of art education: aesthetic perception, creative expression, art heritage, and informed judgment. Through their studio experiences, students learn to use their senses, knowledge, and feelings to find beauty and meaning in their environment and in works of art. They explore art in a variety of media and learn to develop and apply design concepts to expressive and imaginative themes. They are exposed to the artistic traditions of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and to the artistic achievements of various ethnic groups, past and present. Finally, they learn the processes of perceiving, analyzing, interpreting, and judging their own and others’ art.