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 California teens explore their interests and find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
Art Foundations I & II: These introductory classes teach students the fundamentals of art. Students learn about 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.
Painting: Students explore various mediums and canvases to create expressive work based on classic and contemporary art by applying skills learned in foundational classes. Self-Expression is a powerful tool for confidence, assertiveness, and connectivity.
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.
Girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by the Visual Arts program at Solstice. If you believe your California teen would benefit from one of the leading schools for troubled teens please call Solstice at (866) 278-3345.