At Riverbend, we infuse art into our curriculum wherever and whenever possible, at every level from Toddler through Middle School. All of our Kindergarten through Middle School students spend at least an hour each week in the Art studio, working in much the same way that studio artists do in real life. Art materials are accessible in distinct, well-organized work areas at all times. In the earliest grades, and often at the start of each class, the teacher introduces art concepts and techniques. Students then work independently or collaboratively, just as they do in other classroom subjects, choosing the art materials and subjects that inspire them, and using the individual time and space we give them to think and create. Riverbend students explore drawing and painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, woodcarving, photography, digital art, filmmaking and more.