Fine Arts Academic Programming at Solstice West:
Solstice, a boarding school in Utah, has developed a comprehensive Fine Arts program for teen ages 14-18 as part of their holistic therapeutic approach. While our core curriculum is consistent with local standards, Solstice offers the following creative arts classes to help Kansas teens 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. 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.
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. Self-Expression is a necessary skill for confidence, assertiveness, and feeling connected to the world.
Solstice believes in the power of visual arts, especially for girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles. 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!