River Ranch Campus
In preschool, students create paintings, drawings, sculpture, and collage. They participate in individual and group art activities. Sometimes students have free creative expression, and sometimes the project is teacher directed.
The Downtown Art program is a place where everyone's efforts are celebrated. It is a place of thinking, planning, inventing, doing, and enjoyment. The students will not only come away with a mixture of artistic formulas, but a fearless creative approach to making art.
Lower School Art introduces many mediums, ideas, materials and skills. Students are encouraged to be creative as they gain confidence with materials and processes. Underlying the classroom lessons and presentations are the foundational Principals and Elements of Design.
As the students progress from Grade One to Grade Four, they will gain many skills, and insights--weaving, gluing, cutting, constructing, designing, sketching, painting techniques, drawing, utilizing a full vocabulary of art, and intelligently discussing their work and that of their classmates.
Middle School Art-5-7th grade students will explore different media such as charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, and clay. This course will introduce the elements and principles of design as well as color theory to create concepts for drawings, paintings, mixed media and sculptures.
Sugar Mill Pond Campus
Sugar Mill Pond Ascension arts offers an array of visual arts courses that are cohesive, yet diverse from beginner to advanced levels. Students have the opportunity to express themselves artistically through photography, media literacy, and digital design classes. Our upper level arts explore with alternative mediums and techniques such as batik, encaustics, and metals.