Students meet every day for art in an informal setting with large worktables and separate work areas for the specialized arts. In any given time slot, there may be two students drawing, three painting, one making jewelry, one cartooning and two designing a house. Students work with professional grade (not student grade) art materials and tools. Students have individual storage containers for their work in progress, as well as for their art tools and supplies.
“Art is my favorite class because we get to do clay figures. We get to draw and do pointillism and 3-D type of art.” – Jonathan, ’09
The student has an in-class library of “how-to” books, “idea” notebooks, reference books, art history books, slides, video tapes and files of reference pictures. After completing a basic program, students select the art course they want to study. Students work toward mastery in the same four areas: technique, subject matter, composition and presentation.