Faculty

Name Department/Position
Ms.
Lower School Art
Mrs.   Middle School Art
Mrs. High School Art, 3D Art

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Visual Arts

Sujana Vidhya Mandira's goal for the visual arts is to create a classroom full of energy and creativity, and to stimulate a passion for the visual arts.

Art is the ability to create things apart from nature, the skillful adaptation and application of knowledge for communication and exploration purposes. Our goal as art facilitators is to maintain a structured system combined with a set curriculum to prepare the stage for creative talent to flourish. Each student is mentored and shown the importance of patience, dedication, and a strong work ethic. We have been blessed with the creative ability to teach others about our passion in the Arts all the while giving glory to our magnificent creator. We offer a wide range of courses for students to explore multiple medias that will develop artistic skills and creativity for every level student.

Introduction to Art

This course introduces students to the elements of art and principles of design through a variety of projects designed to give students a better understanding of the language and practice of visual arts. Concepts introduced - along with applied projects - will help prepare students for 2D Design I, 3D Design I.

Hands

 2D I

This studio course offers students an opportunity to begin to explore a variety of two-dimensional media and techniques. Course content will focus on the development of images drawn from observation, imagination, and memory. Students will use a variety of media which may include, but are not limited to: graphite, pastel, charcoal, conte crayon, printmaking, India ink, and watercolor.

Prerequisite: A sketchbook is required.                                                                                                      
Mural

 2D II

This studio course builds on two-dimensional media and techniques explored in 2D Design I. The elements and principles of art will be practiced at an intermediate level through acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and oil. The development of a painting style will be introduced with emphasis on constructing personal visual statements that communicate feelings and ideas.

Prerequisite: A sketchbook is required.  

2DIII

2D III   

This studio course is a continuation of 2D Design II with emphasis on advanced skill acquisition and manipulation of media. As students begin to explore different styles of drawing, painting, and collage, they are encouraged to further develop a sense of personal style and direction. This course is designed to expand the student’s skill set in two-dimensional design.

Prerequisite: A sketchbook is required.  

  3D I

This course begins an exploration of three-dimensional design. Using additive and subtractive sculpture methods, students will apply the elements of art and principles of design to their artwork using a variety of materials, techniques, and processes including, but not limited to: clay, plaster, wire, and wood. The structural integrity of the work and the student’s willingness to experiment and explore will be emphasized

  3D II

This course is designed for students who want to further their development in three-dimensional processes. Students will examine advanced forms of three dimensional design that involve casting, carving, and constructing using plaster, clay, cardboard, metal, and found objects. Special emphasis will be placed on sculpting with clay, and its properties as a sculptural medium. Techniques in hand molding and use of the potter’s wheel will be taught. The structural integrity of the work and the students’ willingness to experiment and explore will be emphasized.

  3D III  

This course offers an in-depth study of three-dimensional art-making, including additive, subtractive and modeling processes, with an emphasis on mastering the pottery wheel and hand building techniques. It also provides in-depth work with clay and clay building techniques beyond that of 3D Art I & II, with a particular emphasis on wheel throwing and glaze effects. Students will work more independently on developing their personal style and aesthetic by building a portfolio of work and developing their own projects through recommendations and assistance from the 3DIII instructor. Art history, criticism, and aesthetics will be incorporated throughout this course.

 

 

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