THE ARTS DO NOT TAKE A BACK SEAT
An integral part of Field’s curriculum, the studio arts provide the playing field for the imagination. Students in grades 6 through 12 explore different forms of self-expression. Studio classes, required for every student in the school, meet daily; one-on-one teacher-student interaction is the primary mode of learning.
EVALUATION THROUGH EXHIBITION
Students in the studio arts receive grades not only for their effort and attitude but also for the courage and results that come through in the public exhibition of their creations. Work is shared within the school community and outside school through performances, exhibitions and publications.
Among the range of studio activities are two-dimensional visual arts, photography, performing arts, music, journalism, yearbook, digital media, video, dance, and ceramics. Read more in our course catalog here
All of our studio art teachers are practitioners in their field—potters, musicians, actors/directors, photographers, and the like. In the classroom, they teach by working with students who are doing rather than just listening. The emphasis is largely on process over product. Our art students aim to understand and enjoy the artistic process rather than to focus only on the end result.
THE IMPACT OF ART ON ACADEMICS
From the beginnings of our school, we have believed—and we have seen proof—that students who take time every day to express themselves artistically and to exercise a different part of their brain and heart are more successful students in math, history, English, science, and foreign languages. Our studio art program is an ally of the whole curriculum in our students' lives.