The visual arts at Emery/Weiner is a dynamic program offering students a wide range of projects and electives throughout their middle and upper school experience. Through experimentation with new media and engaging in projects which encourage risk-taking, students gain a better understanding of their true creative selves. Throughout this process, students gain confidence as creative thinkers.
The art rooms at Emery/Weiner are not just classrooms, but spaces for a vibrant community of artists to come together. As such, our program is driven by an interdisciplinary approach to art making. Students have a wide variety of materials and technology at their disposal — materials that are not often found at the middle and upper school level. With the inclusion of a state-of-the-art computer lab, a darkroom facility, sculpture equipment, and a Makerspace, our program fosters young minds creating, learning, and having fun.
The middle school visual arts curriculum is concentrated into four levels: Arts I-IV. Each level is designed to embrace fundamentals throughout the term by covering a variety of media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics.
The upper school program is designed to be more medium-specific. Electives in the Upper School include: drawing and painting, ceramics, digital photography, sculpture, studio art advanced, and AP studio art, with more classes being developed each year.
The Stein Fine Arts Complex boasts gallery space with museum quality installation in The Hope Kaplan Odyssey Gallery. This allows the department to showcase student artwork year around.