Visual Arts

Lower Elementary

Students make weekly visits to the art studio and experience the works of master and contemporary artists, as well as lesser-known artists from other cultures. Visual Arts students learn about techniques and styles in art through examples or reproductions. They are then encouraged to use the inspiration to create their own unique projects. This develops a true appreciation for the elements of art as well as the artists studied.

Students have countless opportunities in our art studio to explore materials, including the clay wheel, in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Students are encouraged to experiment, encounter the concepts of balance, space, texture, form, color and line.
The Montessori philosophy allows for individual exploration in learning. Our art classes are set up to provide experiences that follow this philosophy. We also are mindful to follow the six National Standards for the Visual Arts.

Upper Elementary

Students make weekly visits to the art studio and experience the works of master and contemporary artists, as well as lesser-known artists from other cultures. Visual Arts students learn about techniques and styles in art through examples or reproductions. They are then encouraged to use the inspiration to create their own unique projects. This develops a true appreciation for the elements of art as well as the artists studied.
Students have countless opportunities in our art studio to explore materials, including the clay wheel, in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Students are encouraged to experiment, encounter the concepts of balance, space, texture, form, color and line.
The Montessori philosophy allows for individual exploration in learning. Our art classes are set up to provide experiences that follow this philosophy. We also are mindful to follow the six National Standards for the Visual Arts.

Middle School

Students make weekly visits to the art studio and experience the works of master and contemporary artists, as well as lesser-known artists from other cultures. Visual Arts students learn about techniques and styles in art through examples or reproductions. They are then encouraged to use the inspiration to create their own unique projects. This develops a true appreciation for the elements of art as well as the artists studied.

Students have countless opportunities in our art studio to explore materials, including the clay wheel, in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Students are encouraged to experiment, take risks and express their feelings, opinions and ideas visually. They encounter the concepts of balance, space, texture, form, color and line. Although the curriculum varies from year to year, it is a key component in integrating classroom and cultural studies.

The Montessori philosophy allows for individual exploration in learning. Our art classes are set up to provide experiences that follow this philosophy and the six National Standards for the Visual Arts.