GR K-8 Visual Arts Program
The goal of the lower and middle schools' Visual Arts program is to develop in students an understanding and enjoyment of art, craft, and design.
Under the guidance of a dedicated studio arts teacher, students use a wide variety of tools and techniques to explore work in two and three dimensions, experimenting with printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, and textiles. Throughout, students will explore a range of historical artists, as well as contemporary art in the local community, developing visual literacy through ongoing discussion about their own work and that of others.
In grade 8, students have the option to further expand their range, context, and hands-on experimentation through the GR 8 Mural Painting elective course, in which the medium of large-scale mural technique and storytelling is emphasized.