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 Delaware 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 learn a variety of basic art concepts, like color theory, studio techniques, and aesthetics as they experiment with various types of media. 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. Through self-expression, girls and assigned female at birth build confidence and assertiveness, and feel more connected to the world.
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 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.