Westtown offers a broad range of specialized classes in the arts curriculum. There are opportunities for introductory experiences in a variety of fine arts and craft work. Advanced study opportunities are available in all areas as well.
Distinguishing features of our Studio Arts curriculum:
- Foundations classes in both 2-D and 3-D/Sculpture introducing a variety of materials and projects
- Painting and drawing classes using a variety of materials and mediums
- Printmaking classes including mono-printing, etching and screen printing.
- Paper pulp, book structures and fabric explorations
- Photography using a fully equipped traditional darkroom for film processing and printing
- Digital Arts studio using Macintosh computers, archival printer and the latest technology graphics programs focusing on a multi-media approach to using computers and technology for creating both 2-D and sculptural art.
- Dedicated woodworking shop focused on excellence in craftsmanship and knowledge of wood working tools and processes
- Ceramics studio with both electric and kick wheels as well as hand building tables for the exploration of both functional and sculptural ceramic work
- Gallery with monthly exhibits featuring exhibits of professional artists as well as several student exhibits each year. Recent exhibits have included installation sculpture, wood cut poster art, fine art photography, commercial product and graphic design as well as both abstract and traditional painting.
All Westtown students are encouraged to enroll in studio classes whether it is their 1st experience in art or wanting to work in-depth, developing a portfolio of work to use for college applications.
Our arts teachers are practicing studio professionals with excellence in their specific fields. Westtown graduates have been accepted at some of the nation’s finest art schools and have gone on to careers in a variety of arts such as graphic design, photography and architecture, printmaking and sculpture as well as teachers of fine arts and crafts.
Our students have gone on to study the arts at some of the most prestigious art programs in the country including: Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, California School of the Arts, Savannah College of Art & Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tyler School of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, University of the Arts and Parsons School of Design.