Lower School Visual Arts
Lower School students who master the basics of drawing and design produce works of art in a variety of medium. The Lower School has several programs allowing our students to shine. The “Principal’s Pick” program: At every new unit of study the principal picks about a dozen works that he “likes”. These pictures are matted, framed, and displayed in our hallway and in a local restaurant. During our “Fine Arts Gala” our students’ works are juried and given recognition. Our students have also done very well in local poster contests, with winners going on to the state level.
Middle and Upper School Visual Arts
The Visual Arts program at Brook Hill is comprised of Art I-IV and AP art, a set of comprehensive and challenging courses covering studio art and art history. Middle School students begin with the basics of artistic elements, learning technique through daily drawing exercises, becoming familiar with great artwork and acquiring their own style and vision. In Upper School, students will build on this foundation to hone their particular gifts, practice techniques, and delve deeper into the art of the Renaissance through the 20th century. We have a growing college level AP Art program that functions as an independent study course designed to help seniors build a protfolio they will submit to the AP College Board for college credit. Every year our accomplished students will have opportunity to submit to juried art shows, compete for awards and find a college that suits their needs and perfect their own area of artistic interest. As TAPPS District Championship winners, we provide numerous art exhibition opportunties and students of all ages will experiment with different media including drawing, sculpture, painting, and mixed-media. Annual field trips to the museum districts in Dallas and Fort Worth provide a pivotal opportunity to experience great art in person. Community and charity projects allow Brook Hill art students to participate in the artistic side of East Texas. Students will participate in TAPPS and ACSI competitions. Students may enter pieces in the East Texas State Fair art competition, and a myriad of other local and national competitions. An extracurricular Art Club is available for students who want to further develop their skills.