Foundations of Art
In this course, students learn the basic skills in drawing, design, sculpture and computer. They work towards visual literacy, as they discover areas of personal strength, enjoyment and satisfaction.
Drawing and Painting
After developing a basic knowledge of technique and terms, students begin to explore their own experiences with visual images. Emphasis is placed on composition as it exhibits meaning, symbol, and idea. Students have many opportunities to exhibit their works including the School gallery, the Greenwich Arts Council, the Stamford Arts Association and venues in Westchester.
Students will find a deeper understanding of their own aesthetic as they build a repertoire of color, line, form and space in order to express ideas and feelings.
Students work in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, including clay, wood, plaster, collage, and found objects as necessary for the expression of their ideas. The study of the history of mixed media, sculpture and clay is integral to the course.
Photography is a comprehensive course in which students learn recent technologies, traditional camera use, and black and white printing. These include digital imagery, Photoshop applications, scanning and digital printing. Advanced students in levels two and three focus on a theme and make books to showcase their work. The students enter national and regional competitions and often winning awards and have recently published in magazines, websites and text books.