The Visual Art program at Browne Academy provides art
experiences that foster flexibility in solving visual art problems with
originality, imagination and creativity, curiosity to explore materials, ideas
and other cultures, self-confidence to take risks, a path for personal
expression and perseverance to develop skills through practice and repetition.
The Preschool Visual Art program works to bring out each
student’s abilities in discovery, exploration and individual creativity. The
Preschool Visual Art curriculum incorporates a balance of instruction and gives
students open-ended projects where they are free to explore ideas, reach their
own conclusions, take risks and enjoy the opportunities presented by “happy
The Lower School students expand on their visual art skills
by using an increased variety of art materials, techniques and processes.
Emphasis is placed on students’ understanding of his or her own unique
experiences. While there is an increased awareness of the elements of art,
students learn to make a connection between the cultures of old and new, while
becoming familiar with art vocabulary and art history.
Middle School students study visual art on a personal level.
Students are taught in a “master/apprentice” approach, allowing the teacher to
help students become more involved in creative decisions concerning his or her
artwork. The focus of most art projects is to further develop fine motor
skills, hand/eye coordination, critical thinking skills and a stronger emphasis
on creating balanced compositions using the elements and principles of design.