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. While our core curriculum is consistent with local standards, Solstice offers the following creative arts classes to help Arkansas teens find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
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.
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 powerful tool for confidence, assertiveness, and connectivity.
Art Foundations I & II: These classes focus on the fundamentals of art, including 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.
Solstice believes that girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by visual arts. Solstice encourages girls and assigned female at birth to learn healthier coping mechanisms and ways of self-expression at our school for troubled teens. Call (866) 278-3345 to learn more about our academic program. We can help your family today!