Visual Arts Overview

The visual arts program at Woodlawn engages students in making, interpreting, and learning about art in a meaningful way. Students learn skills, concepts, and ways of interacting with art that fosters an understanding of their own lives and the lives of others.

The students experiment with a variety of media and techniques, and learn to create artworks that not only demonstrate skills, but also thought and heart. The middle school art program is based on interdisciplinary themes, such as personal development, social justice and environmental concerns, that relate to the essential questions. The students participate in making art, aesthetic inquiry, critique, contextual research, visual culture studies, new technology, and self-expression. Throughout middle school students develop the skills for becoming creative problem-solvers who are able to convey their ideas and concerns visibly and orally.

The upper school art program provides students the opportunity to build on what they have learned in middle school while focusing on a specific medium such as ceramics, photography or eco-art. The lower school art program is designed to enrich core class curriculum through integrated art projects. The students experiment with a variety of media and techniques, and learn to create artworks that not only demonstrate skills, but also thought and heart.

Throughout our K-12 art program we strive to cultivate an environmentally sustainable curriculum that utilizes reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible, and addresses environmental issues.