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Visual Arts

Visual Arts at Laurel: An Integral Part of the Laurel Experience

Experience and Exposure
The color and texture of the visual arts are integrally woven into the fabric of daily life at Laurel School. The halls proudly display the visual thinking of students from every division. From a very early age, students work with a variety of materials and experiment with different mediums. Activities are age appropriate and taught by experienced teachers who also pride themselves on being working artists.

Diverse Mediums
Drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture, ceramics, computer art, fabrics and fibers, metals, video production and photography are some of the offerings available to our students.  Both traditional and contemporary applications are explored.

Resilience
The visual art program at Laurel, designed to promote the five components of resilience: purpose, self-care, creativity, relationships and growth mindset is an integral part of the curriculum in all divisions. Girls learn by doing and are given opportunities to experiment and to unleash their creativity in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. The visual arts play an important role in helping students develop critical thinking skills. These skills empower each girl to nurture her own voice and to move in her own direction.

Visual Thinking
Developing a visual awareness is beneficial for our girls throughout life and has proven to be a valuable asset in family, career and personal fulfillment.