The Summit Academy art program focuses on gaining a basic knowledge of art history while becoming proficient in techniques in a variety of media. Art can be therapeutic for students, as it gives them a low-risk, high-reward subject to express themselves and explore ideas.
Our focus emphasizes individual growth; building from successes allow our students to begin to develop their own personal style, increase positive outlook on different modalities and build their self-esteem. Similarly, spatial relations, fine motor skills, and hand/eye coordination are dually improved through actively bridging the visual and speech centers in the brain.
Our art curriculum aims to encourage our students to foster ideas and interests in order to create their own visual language. Art classes are held twice a week for 45 minute blocks. Sequential art (comic art), painting, collage, sculpture, animation and digital art are all taught during these classes.