Arts

Visual Arts

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”
-- Michelangelo

The shutter snaps as the camera captures the moment, suspending time, holding fast the image framed by the student’s lens. Paintbrush dipped into waters-deep blue, spreads color across canvas, as the vision moves from inside the soul of the artist to the material where others can see and experience. Hands caked with clay, pressing into the shapeless lump, forming, molding, creating sculpture out of that which had no form.

At Whitefield Academy, the arts faculty inspires students to create sincere and significant work while recognizing the beauty of self-expression through the arts. Believing that all students have natural artistic ability waiting to be developed, instructors encourage these young artists to discover and cultivate their God-given creativity.

Beginning in the Lower School, students receive weekly instruction in visual art with a focus on both experiential learning as well as exposure to art history, renowned artists and their work, and the elements of art. Students continue with visual art in the Middle School during fifth and sixth grades and then move on to arts electives of their choosing. With extensive offerings at the Upper School level, students may pursue areas of interest and continue to AP Studio Art.

Curricular offerings
  • Fifth and Sixth grade Art rotation
  • Seventh grade Art
  • Eighth grade Art
  • Art 1
  • Digital Art 1
  • Art 2 – Drawing and Painting
  • Art 2 – Graphic Design
  • Art 2 – Photography
  • Art 2 – Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Art 2 – Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics
  • AP Studio Art (2-D, 3-D, or Drawing)
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Yearbook I and II

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