Visual Arts

 

In Visual Arts and Design students use the Innovation Model to explore creative connections to academic areas of focus. Students analyze works in historical context, develop an understanding of artistic and design concepts and execute their visions through experimentation with new skills and a variety of media - Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Sculpture and more.

Students have many opportunities to advance their artistic skills and gain a new appreciation for their own unique style, as well as improve existing art skills, including hands-on studio work, during After School Arts Studio which covers a wide range of media and techniques. Middle school students are encouraged to join the Curators Club where they oversee art installations and survey exhibition proposals for student artwork to be shown throughout the school. Students are also invited to join Museum Escapade Crew on guided weekend museum excursions with experiential activities around the Bay Area facilitated by the Visual Arts and Design team.

 

Example Project:

5th/6th Grade students simulated the Renaissance experience ,and inspired by Renaissance Art and the work of contemporary artist Nina Katchadourian, by creating their own outfits from recyclables and using photo editing digital tools.

 

Past Projects

5/6 - Renaissance Portraits
5/6 - Renaissance Portraits
Level 2 - I.M. Pei Mural
Level 3 - Dolores Huerta Mural
Level 1 - Explore Color
7/8 - Statues
Level 3 - Masks
Level 2 - Toolboxes