School Spotlight: Breck Schools Celebrate Visual Arts
All students at Breck Schools participate in the visual arts program. Visual arts department head Michael Sagar says students are encouraged to use their imagination to experiment with new materials and new processes.
The pre-k through high school curriculum is designed to build up student’s creativity and self-esteem.
All students participate in Breck’s visual arts program, including preschoolers. On the day we visited, the preschoolers learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The young learners made a picture of what they could do to help make the world a better place. Their little hands grasp crayons, drawing, coloring, and using their imagination to put their designs and dreams on paper.
“It gives them a chance to reflect, and to work on their ideas, and be proud of what they make,” said Carol Grams, Lower School Visual Arts Instructor.
The visual arts curriculum is more complicated for older students. The class worked with a one-point perspective. They drew their favorite spot at Breck and had to include a door or a window to see through.
“It’s working from inside the school, but they have a portal into the outside world. In some way,” explained Michal Sagar, the visual arts department head.
“They get the play their hand at both new materials, new processes, but also imagery that is really important to them,” said Sagar.
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