“Behind the daily storm of conflict and crisis, the artist continues
the quiet work of the centuries,
building bridges of experience between peoples,
reminding man of the universality of his feelings,
desires, and despairs,
reminding him that the forces that unite
are deeper than those that divide.”
- John F. Kennedy
“The visual arts are extremely rich,” and have documented human expression
across cultures, times, and places. “They range from drawing, painting, sculpture, and
design to architecture, film, video, and folk arts.” Involving, “a variety of tools,
techniques, and processes,” students engage their minds and hands in the exploration
of the visual world. In an increasingly complex, technological world, study in the visual
arts helps students develop visual literacy skills for use in decoding, analysis, and
evaluation throughout their lives.
Oaklawn students study General Art and Studio Art. Students are also instrumental in constructing, making, and painting the set for major productions and programs.