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. While our core curriculum is consistent with local standards, Solstice offers the following creative arts classes to help Illinois teens 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 learn about the history behind different art movements and how they shaped later styles.
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 necessary skill for confidence, assertiveness, and feeling 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.
Solstice believes that girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by visual arts. If you believe your Illinois teen would benefit from one of the leading schools for troubled teens please call Solstice at (866) 278-3345.