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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

 

Lower School

Early Childhood:  A special subject which meets weekly, at minimum

PK3 and JK classes often create works of art focused on collaborative themed-units or literacy-based art. Visual Arts for this age group is more about the process than the product.  Students are allowed to creatively explore various media and processes while learning the appropriate use of art materials.

Elementary: A special subject which meets weekly, at minimum

The Elementary Visual Arts Classes focus on the progression of skills and the exploration of new materials, while learning about artists and their works. The primary goal for students in the art studio is to develop artistic behaviors and bring their imagination and creativity to life. Students participate in local and continental art contests such as SchoolsIn Annual Turkey Coloring Contest, The Manatee Festival of the Arts and Music. In the spring, students artwork is displayed at the Annual Art Show.

Middle School

Middle School:  An elective course which meets daily for a semester

The Visual Arts elective allows students to gain an appreciation for art while fostering their techniques, skills, and art vocabulary. Students will explore both two and three-dimensional mediums while expanding their knowledge of artists, culture, and the process of writing and speaking about works of art. The Visual Arts program not only provides students with a studio experience, but it also further develops their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students participate in many contests such as Doodle for Google and The Manatee Festival of the Arts and Music. In the spring, students artwork is displayed at the Annual Art Show.

High School

Freshman & Sophomores: An elective course which meets daily for a semester

Our Freshman and Sophomore students may elect to participate in the Visual Arts elective in order to prepare them for the IB Diploma Programme. The Visual Arts elective allows students to gain an appreciation for art while fostering their techniques, skills, and art vocabulary. Students will explore both two and three-dimensional mediums while expanding their knowledge of artists, culture, and the process of writing and speaking about works of art. The Visual Arts program not only provides students with a studio experience, but it also further develops their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students participate in many contests such as Doodle for Google and The Manatee Festival of the Arts and Music. In the spring, students artwork is displayed at the Annual Art Show.

Juniors & Seniors: IB Diploma Programme

This two-year course is a combination of both teacher-directed and student-initiated assignments created to foster the student’s development of ideas and inquiry, as well as provide the opportunities for each student to explore and experiment with concepts and mediums. The course also provides students a greater understanding of art in its different social, cultural, and historical contexts. The IB Diploma Programme course emphasizes the development of techniques and skills, while documenting the evolution of ideas and concepts. The course concludes with a student-created exhibition showcasing each students body of work.

View samples of BA’s Visual Arts through the ages at pix.sfly.com/VAOHq4Of

 

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