Upper School Visual Arts
Imagination, creativity and personal expression are nurtured and celebrated in our upper school visual arts program. While some students are honing their skills for a career in the arts, others just love the opportunity to explore new ways of expression.
Unique course offerings, such as 3D Art: Glass and filmmaking, are taught by passionate teachers, many of whom are working artists. Annual art exhibitions allow the entire student body to celebrate our artists. Visiting artists and lecturers as well as trips to museums, galleries and artist studios enhance the students’ understanding of art. A vast array of equipment is available to students, including flatbed printing press, laser cutter and ceramic wheels, kilns and a fleet of cameras.
Rotating exhibits can be found throughout the school, and annual art exhibitions allow the entire student body to celebrate our artists and their creative accomplishments. The Shah Gallery is a permanent art gallery that holds shows curated by the Art Club as well as the shows for each Honors Directed Portfolio student.
Favorite Classroom Technique
Asking the children, "What would you like to tell me about this?" and, "What will your next steps be?"
Favorite Time of the Day
"Reflection time," when our little artists share their inspirations with their peers.
Designed and painted utility boxes for an anti-graffiti initiative in San Jose.
Our visual arts teachers are passionate about their crafts. They live and breathe the arts, inspiring our students to do the same. All our visual arts teachers dedicate their teaching time solely to visual arts instruction.