Fine Arts Academic Programming at Solstice West:
Solstice, a Utah-based boarding school, developed an effective Fine Arts program for teen girls and assigned female at birth (age 14-18) as part of a comprehensive, holistic approach to therapy. Solstice offers a variety of core classes and electives to help Arizona teens explore their interests and find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
Drawing: Students learn basic building blocks of art by learning how to accurately see and record objects using a variety of media such as colored pencils, pastels, and graphite.
Art Foundations I & II: Introductory classes emphasize the fundamentals of art and give previews of a variety of styles, like two and three-dimensional design and drawing. Basic art concepts like color theory, studio techniques, aesthetics, and opportunities to experiment with various media gives students an opportunity to skillfully express themselves visually. Teens are also introduced to historical art movements and famous artists.
Painting: This class is all about applying skills learned in foundational classes by exploring 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.
Girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by the Visual Arts program at Solstice. 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.