Students in Visual Arts Programs at Oak Hill School learn to communicate personal expression, cultural values, and heritage as they experience the power visual images have influencing human behavior. Art projects incorporate elements of problem solving, technical skills, and aesthetics in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media.
Lower School students in Kindergarten through 5th grade study art within an integrated curriculum which bridges subject matter with core-class units and themes. Holidays, field trip experiences, and performance programs are enriched with symbolic interpretative projects. Students master basic skills and are introduced to new mediums with technical applications. Individuality is respected, and the seeds of constructive open discussion and self evaluation are planted. Students explore line, color, form, shapes, and texture and learn the dynamics of rhythm, acute observation, shading, composition, and color theory. Famous artists and their works are reflected upon during project instruction when historical information and artistic styles correlate.