Program Description

The Visual Art Department at Germantown Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive education in the arts within the context of a liberal arts education. Our foundation and advanced curriculum is a well-rounded and versatile approach to the study and application of art. It is designed to provide a creatively stimulating education in an open environment of studio classes. Experimentation and innovation, collaboration and social responsibility are themes built into the curriculum. While these courses extend excellent opportunities for the general study of art and life-long arts advocacy, they are also designed to cultivate serious talents in the visual arts. Many of our students have gone on to prominent careers in commercial, fine, and applied arts.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Keith Haring – Inspired Figure Paintings in 3rd Grade

3rd Grade Students learned how Keith Haring’s drawings evolved from Graffiti Art in the subways of New York to well-known Pop Art in famous galleries around the world.  Haring’s bold lines and symbolic figures often communicate strong messages about human relationships and our existence.  Students traced each other in symbolic poses and painted the figures to represent themselves.  They also chose a quote to speak for their own personal experience and outlook.  Sketchbook Pro - The children have just begun exploring Sketchbook Pro on their iPads.  They love discovering new techniques and enjoy the leadership roles of teaching their classmates!