Learning about the visual arts gives Summit students an opportunity to see the world around them. Through art, our students learn about their own history and culture, as well as those
of other people. Art also promotes self-expression, imagination, creativity, and visual communication of ideas. Working together on projects teaches students tolerance and cooperation in order to achieve a goal. Finally, creating art can help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and improve self-esteem.
Summit’s Lower School art program teaches students about color theory, art and design techniques, artists and art history, art from other cultures, interdisciplinary art, architecture,
as well as three-dimensional forms. Our students also learn different techniques and use
a variety of materials to create their works of art. Lessons encourage students to express
their originality and point of view. Projects have included monochromatic paintings, 3-D building designs, recreating famous paintings, creating masks, and collaborative group
murals and projects.
Student Artwork: Top, left: A study in Chinese landscape painting. Top, center: A study of masks. Top, right: A study in monochromatics. Bottom, left: A study of silhouettes. Bottom, right: A study in reinterpretation featuring Starry Night.