Meadow View's carefully designed Studio Art Program begins in the seventh and eighth grades and picks up again in the junior and senior years.
In seventh grade, students begin by learning calligraphy, then gain confidence in basic drawing skills. Students refine their drawing skills in the eighth grade and are introduced to the basics of color theory using colored pencils, oil pastel, and watercolor. As their final project in eighth-grade art they study an American artist and reproduce one of that artist’s works.
In the junior and senior years, students continue to refine their skills, focusing on drawing and watercolor, as well as the study of art history from prehistoric to modern times. The course of study in senior year is unique in that it introduces concepts of abstraction to the work done in class, and concludes with a final project of creating a self-portrait.
Student work from each grade is on display in the school’s Fine Arts Night in May.