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 Idaho teens explore their interests and find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
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. Through self-expression, girls and assigned female at birth build confidence and assertiveness, and feel more connected to the world.
Drawing: Drawing is a basic building block of most art. Solstice’s drawing classes teach students how to accurately see and record objects using a variety of media such as colored pencils, pastels, and graphite.
Art Foundations I & II: These introductory classes teach students the fundamentals of art. Students learn about 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 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.