Visual Art

structure - space - value - color
design - composition

Visual Art education empowers students to observe, break down, and reassemble visual elements, furthering their understanding of the physical visual world and providing students with the opportunity to develop ideas through multiple stages. Idea development is nurtured by giving students time for brainstorming and developing comprehensive sketches to ensure clear and convincing visual communication. Students’ overall communication skills are strengthened through guided practice and experimentation and editing while working with the creative process. Students practice the skills of observation and critique, analyzing a variety of successful examples, in class and during museum visits. In Visual Art, fundamental concepts and skills are presented and mastered, empowering students to expand on them with a variety of multi-step projects.


Grade Five

Acrlyic on Canvas Board

Line, Structural Drawing

Composition, Arrangement of Space

Observational Drawing / Working from Reference

Color Mixing, Paint Application



Grade Seven

Charcoal on Paper

Structure and Space

Value: Lights and Darks

Highlights and Shadows

Working from Observation

Working from Memory / Imagination

Charcoal Technique

Self Portraits

Grade Seven

Acrylic on Masonite

Observational Skills

Space, Form, Value

Hierarchy of Detail

Human Anatomy