In a world where art is slowly disappearing from focus, encouragement and exposure to art are vital. Children need to see that the world around them is filled with artistic expression. The Meadowbrook Art Department is a favorite of Meadowbrook's students. It is a place where you can find a lot of voices, a lot of music and a lot of smiles. Yet through all the sights and sounds, you'll find beautiful works of art being created by students in all grades.
Every grade works with a variety of mediums from crayons, markers, pencils, pastels, paints, and charcoal. Every student also creates projects in printmaking, ceramics, and three-dimensional sculptures. Art history, social studies, and multicultural lessons are the common threads woven throughout the art program during a student’s time at Meadowbrook.
An impressive art studio encourages creativity and artistic exploration. The school’s extensive art gallery, constantly updated with student's work helps excite the students about their art. In addition to the on-campus art facilities, trips to The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts are just some of the wonderful places Meadowbrook student’s experience.
The art curriculum at the Meadowbrook School is a structured sequential program which is oriented toward problem-solving and encourages students to challenge themselves daily. Meadowbrook has established an inviting, exciting, and inspiring environment where students learn to be creative, seek individuality, and express their ideas through their artwork with unlimited possibilities. The art room is a place to feel free, relaxed and experimental. Students are encouraged to continue to improve their skills, their knowledge and their love of art. Knowledge and experience which the students acquire in art will remain with them and continue to be a part of their lives.
Initially, children learn by stimulus, motivation, and training, but ultimately, children and adults alike only continue to learn through connection, exposure, and repetition. Art education is only truly understood when one can appreciate it in terms of its value to history, science, literature, technology, philosophy and therefore through the entire school curriculum. Once children can see the relationship of art to other aspects of their world, they will be able to see the importance it has in their future.