Additional Art Classes Added to Spring Ridge Academy
Art classes give Spring Ridge Academy students additional opportunities for self-expression, exploration, mindfulness and creativity. Classes are underway.
Fine Art is often a great vehicle for relaxation and self-regulation. Additionally, the pursuit of self-expression builds confidence, motivation, and determination. SRA looks forward to seeing the artistic productivity that results. Here are two new classes in the art curriculum:
Students will learn the fundamentals of how a camera works, while operating a digital SLR camera, including the rules of composition, how to manage various lighting situations, and what constitutes image quality. Students will practice landscape photography and portrait and art photography, both outdoors and inside a studio environment. Students will also practice digital image manipulation within a Photoshop software application. Upon class completion, students will be comfortable crafting expressive images in any photographic situation.
Students will learn the basics of the traditional Japanese Art form, beginning with traditional models and standard bases and their variations, before moving on to more complex models, diagram interpretation, tessellations, and modular origami. In the final few units, students will access creative patterns and design principles. Students will transition from the class with a repertoire of models and the skill to embrace intermediate to advanced Origami projects.
Additional fine arts classes include drawing, painting, sculpture, 3-D, animation, and jewelry making.
Spring Ridge Academy, located 1.5 hours outside Phoenix, Arizona, serves biological females ages 13-17. Spring Ridge, founded in 1997 as a female and family-owned therapeutic boarding school, is licensed by the State of Arizona and accredited by the Joint Commission. In addition, Cognia accredits the academic program. Using evidence-based clinical modalities with a traditional rigorous college-prep curriculum, including fine and expressive arts and team sports, Spring Ridge has created a relationship-based setting that allows students’ emotional, relational, spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth.