From a classical perspective, the studio teaches the fundamentals of painting and drawing. Starting with the basics of studying from life, learning different mediums and techniques, students develop a wide range of skills. Still life, landscape, and portraiture are subject matters that are explored.
YOUNG ARTISTS' PROGRAM
The studio approach to the visual arts-painting and drawing- is from a classical perspective teaching the students how to plot a point in space and create a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional piece of paper or canvas. It is the fundamentals of drawing and the use of color; breaking down the physics of color so that they learn how to mix color and understand the source of light on objects. In Spring, at the end of the school year, there is an annual student art exhibition.
After studying the basics in the studio, the students advance to work on more complex still life, portraiture, and landscape compositions using graphite/charcoal, watercolor, pen and ink, and acrylic painting. The Renaissance approach of art- Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rafael -will be discussed and examples of their work will be shown to better understand design, color, and spatial awareness.
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
If your young artist is showing a great aptitude in the visual arts and wants to prepare a portfolio for high school and/or college admittance and needs to develop a body of work for these applications, the studio helps prepare a variety of work which is then documented and attached to applications. Portfolios can be developed to submit to competitions and/or magazine covers.