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. In addition to a full curriculum geared towards academic learning and success, Solstice offers the following classes to help Connecticut teens find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
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 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.
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.
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!