Beginning in junior kindergarten, children are exposed to the elements and principles of art in two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects and are taught through verbal, visual, and tactile means. Instruction is centered around a choice-based model in which students think and work like artists, and are given the autonomy to plan and create their own art. Through brief lessons on art history, technique, and a wide variety of materials, students are taught how to find ideas that interest them, and are then given ample opportunity to work on them responsibly, at their own pace, and at their own level. Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials including: drawing, painting, collage, paper sculpture, clay and fiber art.
An Art Appreciation Program prepared by parent volunteers provides additional exposure to masterpieces and other works of art.