The visual arts have been a key component of every Bosque student’s education since our inception. Technical skills are taught in a framework that includes creativity, play, and personal growth. We challenge students to see the world with the eyes of an artist by thinking critically, developing empathy, and connecting more deeply with their community.
In middle school, all students take three years of visual arts classes which take students through. Students complete a variety of projects including mosaics, paper crafts, batik, printmaking, color work, painting, ceramics, pastel drawings, mural making, and sculpture. Basic drawing lessons teach value, contrast, whole-page composition, contour, perspective, and observation. All students learn how to participate in constructive critiques and are introduced to historical and contemporary art and artists. Throughout the three years of middle school art, students are encouraged to think in innovative and creative ways, and the importance of play and experimentation is never forgotten.
In the upper school, all students complete two additional years of either visual or performing arts, with many opting to take even more courses. After completing our basic foundations course, students pursue topics such as digital arts, industrial arts, ceramics, and advanced painting and drawing. In their senior year, students choose a concept or theme for which they create a cohesive body of work and present their portfolio in a public art show.
By the time they graduate, all students have learned fundamental concepts of visual design while developing an appreciation for the importance of art as a means of understanding the world. Our most serious student-artists complete a senior portfolio, display it in a public venue, and often continue their artistic studies in college or as a lifetime passion.