Bosque values art education as integral to human education. By exploring the art forms of many cultures, the art curriculum develops technical skills, conceptual thought, personal growth, and new ways of seeing. Our standards incorporate and allow for ingenuity and we highly value innovation. The importance of play is never forgotten. Students visit local artists' studios, galleries, and museums and learn of local art activities to familiarize them with their own community's involvement in the arts. Students complete a variety of work which is displayed within the school, at the annual Arts’ Crawl, and at select community venues.
Middle School Art
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students take art, as part of their required curriculum. The middle school fine arts curriculum sets goals and standards for skills, techniques, and knowledge development. The goals in every art class include both objective skills and innovative design and creation. Group and individual projects are designed to foster delight, serious observation, introspection, and growth in design and skill. Many middle school art projects are coordinated with cross-curricular activities while students are studying particular topics in other core subjects.
Mr. Palomares' 6th Grade Art Classes Experimented With Adaptive Art
Sixth graders studied the art of Piet Mondrian and street artist, Push. They looked at how abstract art can have meaning and a story. We then looked at creating art by using non-traditional tools or means, like Hexbugs or our elbows and feet. We also looked at the work of Piet Mondrian and street artist, Push. They looked at how abstract art can have meaning and a story. We then looked at creating art by using non-traditional tools or means, like Hexbugs or our elbows and feet. We also looked at the work of Mariam Paré , a mouth painter. Students used their mouth to create a painting.
Upper School Art
In the upper school, students are required to take two years of fine or performing arts. The fine arts curriculum in the upper school provides students with a solid foundation of the visual arts with two-dimensional and three-dimensional foundation classes and then advances to drawing, painting, and digital media.
Steve Modzelewski Memorial Art Scholarship
In memory of Mr. Modzelewski (11/11/54 - 09/03/10)
Each year, an outstanding senior art student is honored as the recipient of the Steve Modzelewski Art Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows promise in visual arts and plans to continue their study of art in college. Steve Modzelewski was the Bosque School upper school art teacher who passed away in 2010. This scholarship has been established in his memory and in honor of his commitment to art and education.
An accomplished artist and teacher, Mr. Modzelewski served as Bosque's upper school art teacher from 2004-2010. He inspired and encouraged hundreds of Bosque students in their pursuit of art and creative expression.