Visual Arts

Upper School Visual Arts classes foster an appreciation of the visual arts and help students develop the creative forces that inspire them to be innovative thinkers in all endeavors. Students draw, paint, sculpt, design and build, and then display their works in school exhibits. Projects are designed around different subject themes and are inspired by the works and styles of various artists. In Upper School Art, students develop an art vocabulary of technical processes, tools, art movements, and artists.

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  • 3D Design

    In 3D Design, students explore different facets of sculpture and 3-dimensional design. There are a great variety of hands-on projects intertwined with paper and pencil design activities in addition to computer assisted assignments. Media for sculptural projects will be found objects, wood, clay, plaster, wire, paper, and cardboard.
  • Art and Technology

    In this course, students work with graphic manipulation software (whether free and open source or professional depending on available resources) and focus on projects geared toward digital art, graphic design, animation, and video editing. Other intended course topics include interactive technologies and basic video game design.
  • Contemporary Art

    Students learn how to interpret contemporary art and to appreciate its many forms in today's American art, as well as its global context. Topics and styles include abstract painting, sculpture, video, installation, digital and computer, interactive, social practice, performance, conceptual, feminist, sound, Internet, and political art.
  • Independent Art Study

    In this self-driven course, students aim to complete a critically developed portfolio of works connected by thematic unity and medium mastery. The teacher guides the students in creating artist statements and a short thesis for his/her work and also extensive research into a topic of their choice. The student will also be expected to display his/her work in a public format. Accepted media forms include (but are not limited to) drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, video, fiber, fashion, digital art, animation, collage, printmaking, anime, comics, graphic design, photography (digital), woodworking, sound art, and mural art.

The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-4667
The oldest independent school in the borough of Queens, The Kew-Forest School is an independent co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade 12.