The visual arts curriculum introduces students to different modes of art making and allows them to express themselves through their own creative endeavors. Exposure to the art of other cultures and times supports students as they gain respect for various styles and modes of expression. Visual literacy, such as being able to compare and contrast two oppositional styles of art, helps children become more deliberate and discerning about their own work. The arts curriculum also incorporates field trips that take full advantage of the art resources in New York City.
Every art class I ever had or creative project I ever did at St. Luke’s only grew my affinity towards visual arts. I continued pursuing this passion at my high school (even receiving an in-school award for my work) and am looking to do so in college as well.Nicole Mangaroo, ‘14