The School engages an art teacher who is a practicing artist herself. The School’s aim is to encourage students to develop skills in various media with the understanding that with skill comes confidence, and with confidence comes the willingness to take creative risks. Each year concludes with a public showing of each student’s best work in a local gallery in downtown Santa Fe.
6th Grade: basic drawing; pottery; tile making; collage; mask making; textiles. 7th Grade: drawing skills and techniques; portraiture; figure drawing; scientific illustration; still life; light and shadow; perspective and landscape; art history. 8th Grade: expression in color: mixing color in watercolor, pastels, acrylics; experimentation with styles of the Masters; art history.
This School does an amazing job. I have been teaching there 15 years and seen class after class of girls change into their own womanhood and power. It is the most thoughtful staff and curriculum I have ever encountered.
Joan Logghe, Poet-in-Residence/ President, NM Literary Arts