Arts Academy in the Woods Visual Arts Department offers a wide variety of courses including Visual Art Survey (covers all beginning art), Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Studio Art. All classes focus on encouraging students to think and behave like independent artists while also grounding students in the conventions of their chosen medium. The visual arts courses are modeled on the college art curriculum. Focus is put on skill building in the first few years of high school, much like an artist would do at the university level. With an emphasis on creative thought and drawing from life early on, students build on their abilities and grow as skilled artists working independently towards college level portfolios.
Our Visual Art students are taught how to properly and safely use all art mediums and materials through teacher demonstrations, hands-on experimentation, and one-on-one guidance based on their own artistic goals. In the classroom we encourage students to make the most of their own choices with materials, process, and interpretation. We embrace our students’ unique, personal vision because the freedom to express also encourages planning, problem-solving, and the production of new ideas. Learn More