Through imaginative problem solving and divergent thinking, middle schoolers are challenged to create art through self-expression. Each student is exposed to a wide variety of tools and techniques as they explore contemporary American art as well as that of other cultures cultivating an understanding of the value of art in their own lives and reflecting the lives of others. Through group critiques of peer work, collaboration, and purposeful introspection, every student experiences personal growth as an artist.
The Middle School arts program celebrates students’ growth and accomplishments by exhibiting their work within the community. Visiting artists, cross-divisional projects, and field trips augment the daily experiences students have in the studio.