Instruction in the visual arts begins in Prekindergarten and continues throughout a student's Far Hills journey.
Students are introduced to drawing, painting, sculpture, computer graphics, sewing, mosaic work, print making, and ceramics. Art is offered during the regular class rotation, as an after school enrichment option, as an Upper School selection for both Legacy Art and a Grade 8 selective.
Our students receive a comprehensive studio art experience in both 2D and 3D formats and complete projects that make cross curricular connections—integrating art into the traditional classroom and enriching their educational experience.
Students in all grades learn about the history of art, as well as historical art giants, and how their work has impacted our culture and everyday lives.
Teachers encourage students to take artistic risks and to build upon critical 21st Century Skills including the ability to find more than one solution to a problem, encouraging personal challenges and the exploration of self expression.
We promote the discovery and exploration of multiple perspectives and possibilities through a comprehensive process of question, analyze, create, communicate and evaluate. This process starts for our youngest learners in the PreK Studio and continues throughout their art classes until Grade 8.
The Spring Festival of the Arts takes place each May and features student work produced from the current school year. The show, which lasts about a week, celebrates our student artists' accomplishments and creativity.
Last year's show was titled "Expression of Self." Each grade level created self portraits, along with many other works of art, using a variety of mediums such as paint, wire, clay, glass and ink.
This year's show will begin on Wednesday, May 22, and close on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Visitors are welcome to attend. Please contact Rachel Yu if you are a member of the community requiring a guest pass.