Joy Reeves ’18 was awarded first place on Thursday in the National Science Foundation’s Generation Nano competition, which asks High School and Middle School students to create a superhero who uses the power of science and technology to solve crimes or tackle societal challenges.
As Head of Graphic Design for the dynamic Italian marketplace Eataly, alumna Tracey Bachman ‘04 is combining her passion for art, food, and design as she helps launch the Los Angeles location of this popular place to “eat, shop, and learn.”
Lower School students have an innate and profound curiosity about the world, something they share with one of history’s greatest inventors, Leonardo da Vinci. On Friday, the Lower School will host a Wonder Workshop for student and their parents that will allow them to explore the artistic and scientific brilliance of da Vinci.
Art teachers Lauren Cook and Justin Pyles will present an exhibition of their landscape paintings this weekend at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park. A mutual appreciation for each other’s art inspired the collaboration.
All Middle and 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.
Our Visual Arts Program
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.
The 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 our partner school in Haiti.
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 human creativity.
Art produced by our Intermediate, Middle, and Upper School students is displayed year-round in Kreeger Gallery, which is located just outside MacDonald Hall. The exhibition schedule for the 2018-2019 school year is below:
Upper School Summer Works Exhibit: September 1 to November 1
Middle School First Trimester Exhibit: November 26 to January 11
Senior Art Portfolio Exhibit: February 19 - 15
Upper School Spring Art Celebration: April 15 to May 1
Middle School Spring Art Celebration: May 8 to May 19
Intermediate School Spring Art Celebration: May 24 to May 28