Visual Arts –
Visual Arts in the Middle School
The mission of the Visual Arts Department is to engender lifelong participation in the arts, to develop skills of perception and execution, and to create an appreciation for the craft and aesthetics of contemporary and historical cultures. Waynflete’s studio art classes allow students to problem-solve in an environment where there is more than one “correct” answer, and they provide a venue for nonverbal modes of expression where learning takes place using multiple intelligences.
The Middle School visual arts curriculum encourages students to be self-reﬂective members of society through activities that draw on three fundamental modes of learning: perception, self-expression, and invention. Often using personal narrative for content, students use these three modes throughout Middle School as they learn skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The development of a visual arts vocabulary is consistently emphasized so that students can better understand their own artwork, the artwork of others, and their visual surroundings and heritage. Students take studio art classes twice a week in Grades 6–8.
For program details, select the Visual Arts department at the bottom of the Middle School “Departments and Classes” page.
Students wishing to supplement their academic experiences (for an additional cost) may add enrichment music lessons and workshops on our campus.