Arts & Technology
Students in Soundview Prep’s art program pursue creative projects in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture. The art program is an integral part of the school’s mission, allowing students to find their creative voices and also enhance the vitality and creativity of the community. Projects are intended to stimulate students’ creative imaginations, invention, metaphorical thinking and ability to experience the world with greater vitality and connection. The art program is designed to develop students’ sensitivity, perceptual skills, coordination and confidence in their expressive capabilities.
Methods of working include traditional and representational, such as still life, portraiture and landscape, as well as conceptual, abstract and imaginary approaches. Elements of visual language (space, shape, line, color, texture) are emphasized. Works from historical and contemporary artists are studied for guidance and inspiration, both at school and during field trips.
Soundview’s state-of-the-art technology is integrated into the curriculum. Teachers use multi-media presentations to facilitate learning, and bring classes to the computer lab for instruction. Faculty receive in-service training and are encouraged to attend technology-related conferences and classes. A high-speed fiberoptic network extends throughout the campus. Students are able to access the Internet for research and to print and automatically save projects using their own network accounts. They are encouraged to use the PCs in our computer lab, and students with laptops can take advantage of our wireless network to access the Internet and our network printers. Soundview’s website has a student/faculty intranet allowing teachers to post homework and worksheets, and for students to submit assignments.