"In Art, there are no mistakes, only happy little accidents."
The Cedarwood art program begins in Kindergarten and continues through 7th-grade. Through a series of projects, students gain knowledge and skills through the materials and processes of art, the components of design, and a variety of forms of expression. The art program at Cedarwood also introduces students to the world of art history and art appreciation. Students are exposed to all realms of the art world, from prehistoric cave paintings to today’s pop artists. Aside from the honing of skills and the satisfaction of creating numerous original art works throughout the years, students learn many far-ranging lessons in art class: that problems can have more than one solution; that there are many ways to see and interpret the world; that in complex forms of problem-solving, purposes can change with circumstance and opportunity; that small differences can have large effects; and that the limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition. All students are encouraged to believe in themselves as artists and to engage in creative activity throughout their lives. To quote one student, “There are no mistakes in Art, only happy little accidents.”.