Self-expression takes many forms in our arts program: drawing, painting, pottery, sculpting, and more. But art isn't restricted to art classes. We also integrate art throughout our curriculum, using it to enhance lessons and improve visual critical thinking skills. We want our students to think in terms of images, as well as words, expressing themselves in every way possible. We also hope they come to appreciate the work of others, igniting a lifelong interest in art and leading them to embrace experiences that bring beauty and meaning into their lives.
The visual arts curriculum at Windermere Preparatory School is designed to bring each student the confidence and desire to create. Students are encouraged to be expressive and focus more on the process than the end product. They explore their talents and options, whether through drawing, painting, or sculpture. While following standards and guidelines, the art room is a safe haven for creative expression and the development of critical thinking skills.
High School Visual Arts
The goal of the High School Visual Art Department is developing sound artistic skills in an artistic environment that allows for individual creativity. We challenge students on a daily basis to expand their knowledge of the underpinnings of art alongside different mediums and techniques. Classes range from Drawing and Painting, Building Arts, Ceramics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts.
Middle School Visual Arts
The Middle School visual arts curriculum is designed to bring each student the confidence and desire to create. We encourage students to be expressive and to focus more on the process than the end product. Students explore their talents and options, whether through drawing, painting, or sculpture. While following standards and guidelines, the art room is a safe haven for creative expression.
Lower School Visual Arts, Second Through Fifth Grades
The Lower School visual arts curriculum creates a love for and knowledge of art through hands-on creations, the mastery of elements and principals of art, and a journey through art history. Students realize that art is all around them, and there are always aspects that energize and excite every child. Art isn’t just coloring inside the lines. Students leave this program with readiness to continue in our Middle School Visual Arts Program and a desire to create art.
PK3 Through First Grades
The visual arts curriculum for PK3–First Grades provides enrichment in the lives of students as young artists. By providing a fusion of visual art, music, and drama, students explore, investigate, learn, create, and reflect within all three disciplines. This proves to be a valuable, stimulating experience, which allows students to engage with the arts, make connections between forms, discover talents and artistic curiosity within themselves, and develop the confidence to create personal expressions.