La Canada Preparatory (Grades 4-8)
Older students continue to build on the foundation developed at The Learning Castle while embarking upon sequentially more challenging work.
Students learn to easily identify multiple types of artistic media. They not only learn production techniques, but also the history, criticism and aesthetics within the visual arts.
In class, students focus on one artist per term, reading biographies, examining the artist's body of work with a critical eye, and finally designing and implementing a project based on the artist.
Students become very familiar with the artistic process, including brainstorming, research, sketching, designing and critiquing.