The wonder, the beauty, the learning in art comes from the process of creation. We value that time of discovery. Experience with processes and materials come first and then skills, ideas, or historical links develop. We hope to encourage each student to learn about and through art. As students grow they are challenged to use their skills to solve problems, deeply investigate materials, and use art to make connections across disciplines.

The Art Department takes advantage of Philadelphia's vibrant art scene, arranging trips for art classes on a regular basis – even in a moment's notice.  See photos below from a recent 3rd grade art class trip to see habitus and do some sketching on the Delaware waterfront.