艺术 classes range from 工作室艺术概论s, where ideas are fostered through a student’s personal vision and approached through formal and conceptual means, to 体系结构 where living and working spaces are planned, to AP 工作室艺术 where the most motivated and able students create art to go into a portfolio that is assessed against student work from the whole country. Our photographers also capture in a split second images that are long lasting. The history of art and architecture informs the creative process and serves as a source of insight. Westminster’s visual arts teachers are working artists, architects and photographers and they bring to the classroom a multitude of experiences. Whether they’re painting or sculpting in the Hamilton Art Studios, working at drafting boards in the 工程与设计 classroom, 在armor的计算机实验室里创作数字艺术, 或者建筑组合, 挂灯, or choreographing dances in Werner Centennial Center, Westminster students find innumerable ways to explore their creativity. 除了, students frequently get the opportunity to learn from visiting performers and artists in master-class settings.
The arts studios at Westminster are inspiring spaces where students are encouraged to practice their creative process. 通过实践, 实验与修正, 学生学习新技能, and advance their abilities while overcoming artistic challenges and self-doubt. 练习鼓励解决问题, 与同行合作, 尊重个人生活经历, researching global issues and learning how to utilize art as activism. Students find their authentic creative voice in the visual arts at Westminster, and hone their skills to express their unique human experience in our community.
对很多学生来说, Westminster studio arts offer an opportunity for students to explore their creative spirit; for many others, 我们的课程培养终身的兴趣, leading some students to recent acceptances into selective college art 项目 such as Rhode Island School of Design, 芝加哥艺术学院, 卡内基梅隆大学, 锡拉丘兹大学, Parsons New School, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Trinity College.