|The Greenhill Visual Arts program is comprised of 2-D and 3-D Art. Students have the opportunity to learn from some of the finest teachers and artists as they develop and enhance their artistic skills.
Students in pre-k through fourth grade attend weekly art classes, learning about art history, the diversity of the art world, and the fundamentals of art through experimentation with a wide variety of materials. The curriculum makes interdisciplinary connections; promotes fine motor development; and explores process, technique, and creative problem solving. The program gives students the opportunity to build a visual vocabulary as a means of self-expression while fostering respect for the art of others.
Creative expression and an appreciation for the Arts are the main goals of the Middle School 2D and 3D Art program. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate and transfer their knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design in numerous projects. Students in fifth and sixth grade are exposed to past and current artwork and are challenged to explore their relationship in history.
Students in seventh and eighth begin to recognize art as integral to daily life as they expand upon their already expansive and impressive artistic foundation. Some of the courses offered in Middle School are fifth and sixth grade 2D Art, Creative Design, Painting I, Painting II, Drawing I, Drawing II, Film, and Sculpture.
The Upper School Visual Art Program includes courses in Design, Digital art, Drawing, Fashion Drawing, Film and Video, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics. Students have the opportunity to advance their skills from foundation courses through Advanced Placement courses that are offered in both Studio (2D) and 3D art.
Talents of the Greenhill students have been showcased throughout North Texas in various exhibits in both 2-D and 3-D Art. Students have had work exhibited and been honored in the (TVAA) Texas Visual Art Association, and (YAT) Young American Talent competitions, two highly regarded regional HS art competitions. In addition, artwork from all divisions has been featured in the Dallas Museum of Art’s Young Artist Exhibitions. Middle School students have work on permanent display at the House of Blues.
Greenhill has produced several award-winning students from the Visual Arts program, including recent winners at YoungArts – the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). Students have also been honored at the Photo Imagining Education Association (PIEA) International Student-Teacher Photography Competition and Exhibition, which features works from over 5,700 entries all over the globe.
The Film and Video Department at Greenhill has been recognized and honored for their outstanding work. Student productions have captured awards and been accepted to the South by Southwest Film Festival, AFI Dallas Film Festival, 24 hr. Video Race, Dallas Video Festival and 827 HS Film Festival.
No Lower School Classes
Lower School: Winter Holiday begins at 11:00 a.m.
Middle School: Winter Holiday begins at 11:00 a.m.
Upper School: Winter Holiday begins at 11:45 a.m.