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 Hawaii teens explore their interests and find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
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. 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: 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. Through self-expression, girls and assigned female at birth build confidence and assertiveness, and feel more connected to the world.
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.
Solstice believes in the power of visual arts, especially for girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles. 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.