Upper School Art
There is something for everyone who would like to explore his/her creative side in the art courses offered at Caravel. Visual arts classes at Caravel Academy offer a wide range of studio experiences for students in grades 9-12.
Art I provides an introduction to painting, drawing, layout and design. Students will work in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, ink, tempera and watercolor. Art II offers a more in-depth study of painting, drawing and calligraphy. An introduction to acrylic painting, pastel techniques, drawing on a larger scale and lettering techniques are the focus of class assignments in Art II. Students who would like to continue to explore media and techniques may elect Drawing I and Painting I. Independent Study experiences and Portfolio Development are offered for upperclassmen. A variety of sculpture experiences, on an introductory level and using varied media, are the focus of our 3-D Design course.
All assignments are presented through instructor demonstration and class discussion. Examples of student work are often used to illustrate techniques and subject options. Individual instructor assistance is available throughout each class.
Student artwork is displayed throughout the year, and our annual end-of-year Visual Arts Show displays selected work from all grade levels as part of a school-wide Arts Festival.
Would you like to be involved in the production of The Buccaneer, Caravel’s yearbook? Join the Buccaneer staff and learn the fundamentals of producing our annual edition that chronicles all aspects of the Caravel experience from grades 5-12. This full-color publication covers academics, activities and sports. You will be a part of decision-making process and the creation of this book from theme selection to the final product.
There are truly choices here that provide an opportunity for creative growth for all students. Express yourself – take an art class.
Upper School Art Teacher
Lower School Art
This course is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of concepts and techniques used in art. Various techniques and media will be explored in this
class. Group discussions and hands on work will be included in class activities. Various projects will help enhance fine motor skills and integrate multiple core subjects to help them understand more.
Classes are year round to lower school and quarterly to middle school students.
Lower & MIddle School Art Teacher