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Visual Arts

Brightly colored self-portraits, intricately drawn animals and shiny sculptures decorate the art classroom at Almaden Country Day School, where students get to discover their own creative gifts every day.

Our goal in the visual arts program at Almaden Country Day School is to help children explore their distinct creative talents, gain art knowledge (theory and history), build confidence, and apply their expressive skills in all aspects of their lives.

Our art specialist conducts classes in grades 1 - 8. All Elementary students attend art class 3 times a week for two trimesters. The curriculum includes:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture 
  • Mixed media construction
  • Experiences with a wide range of media including pencil, pen, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, 3-D construction, clay and weaving

Students also learn about folk and multicultural art, important artists and artistic movements.

In the Middle School program, students can select from many exciting art electives including:

  • 2-D Art and Design
  • 3-D Art and Sculpture
  • Calligraphy and Design
  • Studio Art
  • Set Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Design
  • Yearbook

Elementary students doing art

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
— Scott Adams