Fine Arts Academic Programming at Solstice West:
Solstice, a premier boarding school in Utah, offers an expansive Fine Arts program for teen girls and assigned female at birth ages 14-18 as part of their holistic approach to therapy. Solstice offers a variety of core classes and electives to help Alabama teens explore their interests and find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
Painting: This elective class allows students to apply what they learned from the Art Foundations classes to painting. They explore various mediums and canvases to create expressive work based on classic and contemporary art. Self-Expression is a necessary skill for confidence, assertiveness, and feeling connected to the world.
Drawing: The goal of our drawing class is to teach students how to accurately see and record objects using a variety of media, such as colored pencils, pastels, and graphite, which serve as the basic building blocks of all styles of art.
Art Foundations I & II: These classes focus on the fundamentals of art, including two and three-dimensional design and drawing. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of media to express themselves visually, using basic art concepts like color theory, studio techniques, and aesthetics. Teens will also be exposed to various art movements and how they impacted the history of art.
Solstice believes that girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by visual arts. Solstice helps struggling teens replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with positive, adaptive ones. Call (866) 278-3345 to learn more about the holistic therapeutic approach we follow at our school for troubled teens.