Fine Arts

 

At Kuper Academy, the intent of art education is to develop visual thinkers and to encourage creative problem solving. The visual arts program promotes visual literacy through the creation of art, through studies in art history and aesthetics, and through art appreciation and criticism. Artistic expression is valued and appreciated no matter what the age of the student and art education is not only part of the curriculum but is also an extracurricular option for children of every age who study at Kuper.

 

Each student has the opportunity to study art in its various mediums and to find new forms of self-expression that not only build their skills but that also nurture their identity and self-awareness. Students in the elementary school learn to express themselves by experimenting with a variety of media, including: drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking, weaving, origami, photography, and crafts.

 

At the secondary level, students continue to learn how to further express their creative energy and to deveop a greater sensitivity to the beauty of the world around them. Each course contains an art history component that is coordinated with the History and English programs. A variety of techniques are explored, including: drawing, painting, printmaking, pottery making, jewellery making, sculpture, and origami. Senior students who have a thirst for art courses are often encouraged to take additional classes that suit their interests.