Studying the visual arts at Lakeside means making art. Our faculty encourages students to exercise their personal creativity while showing them how the rigor and reflection that is part of the creative process can help them to turn a rough concept into a finished work of art that can be shared with the greater community.
Visual arts classrooms and studios are both intensely focused and casual. In working on projects of increasing sophistication, 足球波胆平台可以达到高度集中, while at the same time working in an environment where it’s more than okay to make mistakes; it’s a crucial part of the learning process.
中学: Learning the creative process
中学 students learn how to harness fundamental elements of design – color, 行, 价值, 形状, 模式, and texture – as they create a wide range of art forms, 包括图纸, 版画, 绘画, 雕塑, 陶瓷, 和毡呢. The faculty teaches students the basics of the creative process and technical skills, as students channel their natural creativity towards finished work.
足球波胆平台们学习如何进行创造性的冒险, 反思他们的过程, 评估 their own work and the work of others, 给予和接受建设性的反馈.
Classes are grade-based and grow more sophisticated and challenging as students mature. 足球波胆平台学习不同的艺术家, 文化, and artistic traditions including Polynesian 雕塑, 亚洲和欧洲水彩画, 和美国肖像画. Interdisciplinary projects create links between the arts and students’ other classes, such as designing and coding a website that highlights their visual arts portfolio 和毡呢 wool to depict astronomical bodies they study in science.
视觉艺术课一周上两次, and students are able to work in the art studio during free periods and lunchtime. Student artwork is displayed throughout the building, and the library hosts rotating exhibits. Eighth graders display pieces of artwork in a culminating exhibit that is part of 中学 graduation.
了解更多 about 中学 visual arts in our 中学课程指南.
上学校 visual arts classes allow students to both experiment and specialize in a variety of visual arts including 陶瓷, 绘画, 摄影, 和雕塑. Students work closely with inspiring faculty who are themselves working artists. In addition to a strong grounding in the creative process, students learn basic design principles and artistic techniques (both traditional and digital) of increasing sophistication. They also learn how to conduct a thoughtful critique of their own work and others, and collaborate with their teachers and classmates to discover new ways of engaging with their art.
Visuals arts classes take place in Pigott 艺术 Center, 哪个工作室光线充足, 六窑, 16个陶轮, 混釉室, 一个完整的木工车间, 为作品集文档设置的房间, 设备齐全的黑白暗房, and state-of-the-art digital printing stations. The gallery at the heart of the building features rotating exhibits of two- and three-dimensional student work at all levels of experience.
Seniors working in the visual arts hold gallery exhibits of their work every May in the weeks leading up to 艺术 Fest, an annual event that celebrates the arts at Lakeside. 足球波胆平台定期进入, 并且经常放置, in contests including Bellevue Art Museum’s 20 Under 20 exhibition, the Washington State High School Photo Contest, and the National Council on Education for the Ceramic 艺术’ National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition.
Students who participate in advanced-level classes will be prepared to take studio classes at the college level. Lakeside students have gone on to have professional careers in fine art, 平面设计, 体系结构, 摄影, 以及其他领域. All students will gain an understanding for how to view, 评估, 并讨论视觉艺术作品, and an appreciation for its role in a global culture.
了解更多 about 上学校 visual arts in our 高中课程指南.
Some visual arts courses may be available for credit through 湖边的夏天.