Whitfield's Visual Arts program is designed to support students as they develop studio techniques and skills and gain an understanding of how to approach art-making as a problem-based process.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: One credit of Fine Arts is required for graduation.
Our Middle School curriculum focuses on aspects of art and the creative processes relevant to intellectual growth and development in all individuals. A variety of media opportunities are presented to foster individual engagement with the creative problem solving process, a greater awareness of craftsmanship, and confidence with technical skills.
Students who have completed Design Overview or Fine Arts may choose to take the upper level studio electives. In addition to conceptual approaches to making, students push their technical skills in order to produce strong work suitable for inclusion in a portfolio to submit to a college art program (if applicable). A number of projects are team-taught with the photography and painting faculty.
Whitfield's Senior Retrospective showcases both the best work and the artistic evolution of graduating seniors in the school's Visual Arts program. After an opening reception in May, the work is on display until August of each year.