They learn how art serves as a powerful communications medium, transcending time and cultures.
Del Mar Pines teaches art as a global language, with its own alphabet (the elements of art) and grammar (the principles of art). The examination of techniques and styles used by celebrated artists demonstrates how this language can be used effectively. The Del Mar Pines’ visual and creative arts program is based on standards established by the National Art Education Board.
During class students are offered ample opportunities to express ideas, feelings and emotions in their own personal styles. They explore creative alternatives and reflect, analyze and evaluate the merits of their efforts. They also study the works of others, learning to understand the concerns and choices made by artists from different historical periods and traditions.