Visual Arts

Art is an important way for our students to explore, understand and evaluate their creative abilities. Thanks to a comprehensive and well-balanced visual art program, our students are exposed to different media, processes and cross-curricular connections. All Middle School students will learn how to use a variety of art media to communicate their ideas visually through rewarding experiences that stimulate their imaginations.
7th Grade, Visual Arts
Seventh graders learn about making connections and collaborating, gaining a sense of awareness of the vital role art plays in the world. Integration of cross-curricular core subjects such as history, math, English and science plays an important part in the development projects throughout the year. In seventh grade art, students focus on further developing their artistic skills in various integrated lessons that include: 

  • Art vocabulary
  • Creativity
  • Concepts of design
  • Painting
  • Collage-making
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Art history, art appreciation and crtical thinking

8th Grade, Visual Arts
In eighth grade art, students are encouraged to take risks, experiment and explore their inner creative voices to help prepare them for future success in the fine arts. Students spend all year working towards producing a variety of pieces to be showcased at the end-of year-eighth grade art show. The primary focus is to build a personal sense of aesthetics, accountability and appreciation for the arts. Field trips to art museums are supplementary to lessons and projects, encouraging inspiration and deeper knowledge of art forms and movements. Eight graders work with advanced mediums and techniques while exploring a variety of processes such as:  

  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Three-dimensional art
  • Graphic design
  • Composition technique
  • The elements of art
  • Principles of design

The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.