Visual art is about engaging with all of your senses and emotions. It’s about developing our own unique vision and then sharing our vision with others.
With a dedicated art studio and two full time art teachers at the Junior School, and our brand new Art Room at the Senior School, KCS is fully committed to providing a robust education in visual art.
At KCS, we go out of our way to make sure that our students are given lots of time to develop their artistic voice and skills.
Students in each grade study influential artists and art fundamentals, giving them the foundation with which to explore painting, drawing, sculpture and other forms of visual art.
From the creative art centre that is a part of the daily schedule in Kindergarten, to mural painting in Grade 5, to the creation of mix media with the theme of emotion in Grade 8, to exploring the elements and principles of design in Grade 10, KCS students are continually exploring and creating visual art.
In the spring, the KCS Junior School Art Exhibit is a spectacular showcase of talent – every JK- Grade 8 KCS student produces an original piece of art to be displayed throughout the Junior School. Each year, the exhibit explores a new theme, such as “Dreams”, “Celebration”, or “Kindness”. Through sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed media, the students examine the core theme and develop their own creative response. The end result is an explosion of art that inspires our entire Junior School community.
KCS Gallery Walls
Our three gallery walls located in the lobby, outside the library and the Multi-Purpose Room provide ideal spaces to showcase student art year round. These exhibits change with each new Wake Up with the Arts. Student art is also on display in the Head of School’s office.