Academy Visual Arts
A stroll through the Gulliver Academy campus will demonstrate the influence and importance of the visual arts in the daily lives of our students. Student art work is everywhere: in hallways, on benches, and on classroom and office walls. At the youngest levels, learning about color and texture is incorporated into classroom activities. By Grade 4, students are focusing on art in weekly classes. The Visual Arts Program utilizes four foundational art disciplines to teach concepts and skills in a sequential course of study: creative tasks, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. Art instruction in the Middle School is designed to enable art students at any grade level and ability to develop increased perceptual awareness and creative expression. Once students reach the Middle School, arts instruction becomes part of the daily schedule. In Grade 5, fine arts class alternates with drama. Grade 6 provides a full-year art course, and Grades 7 and 8 expand offerings to beginning, intermediate, and advanced programs.
For more information on Academy visual arts, please contact Beth Harrison.