The SKSS Visual Arts Department believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched in essential ways by the development of skills and values learned in the creation of artworks. Visual arts encourage the students to function on multiple intellectual, analytical, thoughtful and expressive levels.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Mosaic of Materials: Grade 8 Art Making

Clay Slab work by Madison.

In the first year of high school, SKSS students participate in an elective rotation.  This provides students with an introduction to Fine Art electives and shapes skill development in creative thinking.  Specifically, art students are introduced to a variety of materials and given time to explore both technique and creative expression.  Throughout our quick twenty-five classes together, students explore many elements of art through an understanding of composition and visual language.  In addition to teaching personal expression, self-confidence, and taking creative risks, visual arts provide a unique opportunity to teach students about problem solving.  In this sense, making decisions throughout various art processes encourages creative questioning open to multiple answers.

Clay Slab Hands by: Ian, Keanna.

Drawing by: Emily, Markus. Watercolour by Markus. Texture in Pastel by Keanna.

Mixed Media by Amy. Watercolour by Ainsley, Oliver, Cate.