School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts
Founded in the Fall of 2021, the School of Visual Arts offers a variety of mediums to explore. Age-appropriate group classes help students identify their passions on an eight-week rotation of topics.
Private lessons develop fine technique and skill, while art competitions allow students to showcase their work. NSSOTA provides students with a dedicated art space and gallery opportunities.
Everyone learns differently. We each have individual personalities, varied interests, and personal goals. Realizing that we are all unique, our art classes are designed to fit the needs of every student. Choose the learning track best suited for you/your child.
ART EXPLORER: The classes offered in this learning track expose students to many artistic mediums through a project-based approach. The learning style is creative, free-spirited, expressive, and problem-solving.
Following an annual “project” calendar, each month students will create projects which explore a variety of mediums, approaches, and skills.
ART SCHOLAR: The classes offered in this learning track follow our original trademarked “Palette Curriculum.” The learning is classical, structured, and academic, offering a holistic approach to the study of visual arts in an engaging, age-appropriate way.
Each lesson will incorporate technique exercises, art history & famous artists, critical evaluation of well-known masterpieces, terminology, and creative expression through the art projects taught in this class.
Fine Arts Explorer
Try 4 private music lessons or group classes, try 4 theatre group classes, try 4 art group classes, then choose which you would like to continue learning.
The Six Pillars of
The School of Visual Arts
VISUAL ASPECT OF ART
Accurately representing 3-D space, form and proportion on a 2-D surface through the use of measurement, placement and positive/negative space.
ELEMENTS OF DESIGN:
Effective use of line, shape, space, form, value, color and texture to create understandable compositions.
PRINCIPLE OF DESIGN:
CREATING BALANCE & UNITY
Arranging elements with consideration to balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, proportion, rhythm, variety, and unity.
Expect and Enforce proper rendering techniques that will promote artistry and excellence in presentation.
ASPECTS OF VISUAL HIERARCHY
Be sure the students are considering all aspects of visual hierarchy and eye-flow to draw the viewer through a composition.
BECOMING A WELL ROUNDED ARTIST
Finished work, competitions, personal shows, etc.