The Lower School Visual Art program seeks to foster and nurture the creative growth of the students in a supportive and inviting environment. The program begins in grade 3 and continues through to grade 6. Students participate in two double period classes during the eight day cycle.
At Crescent, students gather in a well equipped art studio with access to an abundance of tools and materials. The teachers have visual art and education degrees and are practicing artists. The program is designed to encourage creativity and risk taking, keeping in mind boy-centric learning styles. They acquire skills and techniques in the process of art making, such as drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats. Art appreciation and critiques have been designed to encourage involvement through a variety of interactive and self-reflective activities. Art excursions to galleries and museums broaden their outlook on the world around them.
During the school year, student art work is featured and celebrated through displays and special exhibits. Lower School Visual Art often integrates with various academic fields within the school curriculum.
Visual Art promotes higher thought process and teaches the ability to see. The boys are encouraged to respond to the world around them communicating viewpoints and feelings.
Visual Art teaches a language of communication that is without borders.