There are four major types of learning: kinesthetic, visual, read-write and auditory. The arts programs at boarding high schools are created in order to reach each of these types of learners in ways that help students understand the world around them.
Whether it’s hands on or visual, we focus on the core theories behind each idea. At Wasatch Academy we have an arts program that is broad enough to play to any interest. Your student will have an opportunity to get better at what they love or even find a new passion.
Students can express themselves through formation. Building something with their hands gives their creations deeper meaning. Our ceramics program teaches the basic techniques of hand building and wheel throwing pottery.
As your student progresses they work more on design, form and personal expression. Your student learns that it’s okay to get messy when learning to define individuality.
Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking
Students explore their creativity and enhance their drawing skills and painting skills, plus other various media at Wasatch Academy. Students reference master artworks from all cultures and throughout history, critiquing produced artworks. Collaboration, field trips to artists’ studios, and guest artists add creative spark to classroom activities.
Boarding high schools build their music programs around the ideas and concepts necessary to create strong musicians. Whether it’s piano, guitar or even singing, Wasatch Academy will give your student a platform to take his or her interest to a place they never imagined. Students will learn the basics to create a career out of what they love to do.
The ability to encompass the character of someone else is an important way for your child to get a stronger sense of self. Future thespians congregate to learn theatrical design, take part in voice direction and go to drama competitions. Your student will learn the necessary skills to succeed as an actor or actress.
The Creative Blog
Perhaps your student enjoys their individual expression on a quieter level. Unlike many boarding high schools, we have a creative blog where students can share their artwork. Through photos, videos, drawing, writing and music students have a safe place to be who they are.