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 spend time each week in the Art studio, working in much the same way that studio artists do in real life. Various art materials are accessible in distinct, well-organized work areas at all times.
All of our work is based on the Elements and Principles of Design. Students are introduced to art concepts and techniques and are allowed to explore those skills creatively. Students work independently or collaboratively, just as they do in other classroom subjects, choosing the creative subject matter that inspire them, and using the individual time and space we give them to think and create. Riverbend students explore drawing, painting, design, drafting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and more.