The Visual Arts program is a critical component of our curriculum since merging visual creativity with academics enhances children's ability to conceptualize, problem solve and express themselves. Artistic projects are woven throughout all subject areas. Our main Art Room is an ever-changing gallery and studio space filled with every tool a child could need to imagine, create and bring an idea to fruition.
The works of art that our children produce are some of the most precious of their lives, and are evidence of the journey they take during one of the most imaginative timeframes in their lives.
The Gallery Walk:
Held each January, this annual event is a fantastic display of our students' impressive creativity. Their artwork is featured throughout the campus, and there is often a special "guest artist" who attends the celebration. Ranging from beautiful sunflower paintings by Dr. Haralson's youngest artists through spectacular creations from Middle School students preparing their portfolios (for entry into specialized art high schools), the overall presentation gives Art Basel some neighborly competition!
Essential Values of The Cushman School Visual Arts Program:
Individual: Through visual arts, the individual expresses his or her feelings and gains a personal satisfaction through personal accomplishments and creative problem solving.
Societal: Visual arts bring individuals together. It helps us assume a personal responsibility for the improvement of community living.
Cultural: Visual arts record the achievement of mankind. It helps us to understand the past and present cultures of today’s society. Visual arts help build cultural bridges between people.