St. Andrew's Episcopal School believes that
experiences in the visual arts as well as the development of a personal
aesthetic are essential to balanced growth for our students. The Visual
Arts program seeks to awaken each student's awareness of their own
potential as artists throughout life, to be insightful and discerning
observers of the world around them, and to cultivate proficiency and
creativity in the language of visual art across disciplines.
Through guided studio production, critical inquiry, and
formative and summative assessments, students develop abilities for
authentic personal expression, identify their unique personal aesthetic,
and attain a deeper appreciation of the diverse range and power of
achieve these goals, our pre-K through 12th grade visual arts program
offers nurturing yet rigorous studio environments and instructional
approaches that support a diverse range of student interests, aptitudes
and learning styles. The visual arts curriculum is structured to affirm
and develop the artist within every student by:
· Guiding creative self-expression;
· Exposure to a variety of artistic styles and cultural traditions in both historical and contemporary contexts;
· Experience with a variety of media, techniques, and studio problem-solving processes;
The development of a personal visual art portfolio that follows
students through their educational experience at St. Andrew’s.
visual arts program emphasizes the importance of authentic
self-expression, the development of personal voice and an appreciation
for the variety and richness of human expression through the visual
arts, whether students are learning about art in a classroom or in one
of the many visual arts studios at this school. Our courses address
age-appropriate learning goals in each division, and are designed to
support and celebrate every kind of learner. Each year St. Andrew's
students engage in stimulating new visual arts experiences and modes of
expression. They develop the problem-solving
skills required for measurable growth and mastery in the visual arts
and are encouraged to take informed risks in their learning processes and objectives.
Students are encouraged to use their talents in the visual arts for service. Our first formal art-in-service programs and now a St. Andrew's tradition, all St. Andrew's students and families can participate in the annual Bowl-a-thon on Martin Luther King Day that helps to support a meal program for the hungry and homeless run by So Others Might Eat (SOME).
Visit the links below to see student art and course-based websites.
e-Portfolios at St. Andrew's
All Upper School students have the opportunity
to create a personal digital gallery of the art they create while
students at St. Andrew's. To see their growth as artists and visual
learners and to enjoy some great art, click here.
AP Studio Art and AP student portfolios
To access the AP Studio Art course web page
and galleries of St. Andrew's AP student art portfolios, click on the
following link: SAES AP Art
AAPD at St. Andrew's
Students enrolled in our Advanced Art and
Portfolio Development course may access Ms. Cook's course website by
clicking on the following link: AAPD at SAES
To see information on the painting program at St. Andrew's and to see related student art, click on the
following link: Painting at SAES.
Senior History Elective: Non-Violent Resistance
To view student-designed protest art produced
in the senior history elective course Non-violent Resistance in the 20th
Century, click on the following link: Protest Art
Senior English Elective: Critical, Media and Digital Literacy
visit inspiring student work from the "Read Me" project, an
interdisciplinary unit from our senior English elective, "Critical,
Media and Digital Literacy," click here.