At Oakstone Academy (OA) the fine arts program is designed to provide a structured, positive atmosphere that allows each student to grow in their own unique direction. Through the exploration of art, students are exposed to critical and creative thinking as well as problem solving.
The fine arts curriculum encompasses art production, criticism, analysis, history, and aesthetics. Students are introduced to a wide variety of art materials and tools; printmaking, painting, color pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, sculpture, and others. They are supported in developing and building on personal skill levels from one grade level to the next.
Students learn through the study of a wide variety of works ranging from Cave Art to pointillism, abstract art and expressionism, as well as the masters, such as Van Gough, Matisse, Monet, Harring and Hopper. Students have the opportunity to add their own distinctive touch to their creations while reflecting on the artist, style and genre.
An on-line art gallery showcasing works from Oakstone students is also available through an interactive website called Artsonia. Students who wish to participate can post their work on-line and take part in fan clubs, competitions and other art-related activities.