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Studio Arts

Besant Hill School students in studio art classes examine content and style by studying history and culture as tools to uncover deeper meaning.  Students study with educators who are also practicing artists and creative professionals.  We instill confidence in students, so they can find their unique voice, and we teach how to apply this voice through vision and form. In-depth portfolio guidance is available for students who plan to apply to art schools and colleges.

Studio Arts

Besant Hill School students in studio art classes examine content and style by studying history and culture as tools to uncover deeper meaning.  Students study with educators who are also practicing artists and creative professionals.  We instill confidence in students, so they can find their unique voice, and we teach how to apply this voice through vision and form. In-depth portfolio guidance is available for students who plan to apply to art schools and colleges.

Studio Arts

Besant Hill School students in studio art classes examine content and style by studying history and culture as tools to uncover deeper meaning.  Students study with educators who are also practicing artists and creative professionals.  We instill confidence in students, so they can find their unique voice, and we teach how to apply this voice through vision and form. In-depth portfolio guidance is available for students who plan to apply to art schools and colleges.

Ceramics

The Besant Hill School and Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts support a long tradition of ceramic artwork. Students create functional work and sculpture through the application of a variety of hand building techniques, wheel throwing techniques, and glazed finishes. Ceramicists-in-residence at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts provide students with masterclass opportunities to learn foundations and advanced techniques directly from the artist.

Ceramics

The Besant Hill School and Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts support a long tradition of ceramic artwork. Students create functional work and sculpture through the application of a variety of hand building techniques, wheel throwing techniques, and glazed finishes. Ceramicists-in-residence at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts provide students with masterclass opportunities to learn foundations and advanced techniques directly from the artist.

Dan Call

Arts Chair & Performing Arts Teacher

“I love the fact that we actually live our motto; Aún Aprendo is in everything we do with our entire community. We encourage each other to try new things, and mistakes are never failures, because we are all still learning.”

Dave Cosby

Music Chair & Musical Arts Teacher

In other schools students often have to pick what interest will be the focus of their energies, but through our inclusive environment, creative scheduling, and offerings inside and outside of class, students can truly explore multiple passions deeply here at Besant Hill School.

Sally Chung

Studio Arts Teacher

“Every one of us is a creative being and cultivating that discovery is at the heart of what I teach.”

Brian Thornhill

Digital Media Teacher

“My teaching philosophy is grounded in the idea that school should not only teach the basics and core skills, but also cultivate the entire person. ”

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