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Exceptional Art Education from Preschool through High School

Sanford School students bring their always-fresh perspectives to an extensive variety of projects and experiences in our well-stocked art studios, immersing themselves in art as viewers, creators, and participants. From drawing and painting to sculpture and photography—and guided by exceptional teachers—our students plumb their innate creativity as they express their unique points of view.

Making connections through art

We continually refresh our Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School curriculum, always incorporating different media, styles, techniques, and processes. Students learn to understand art in a historical and cultural context and make connections between the visual arts and other disciplines, such as the sciences, social studies, math, English, and technology. They explore, discover, solve problems, and make informed decisions, which expand both their creativity and their critical-thinking skills.
As they describe and broaden their personal worlds through their artwork, a wide range of subject matter, symbols, meaningful images, and visual expressions become relevant to them, building their visual literacy skills and self-confidence as they create. Students do all this with impressive, often delightfully unpredictable results.

As you walk around campus, you’ll see these vibrant, thoughtful creations that make us and our students very proud.

Visual Arts News:

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  • Justin Lane (center), whose artwork earned him a $1,000 prize, is joined by Visual Arts Instructor Nina Silverman-Weeks and his father Jack after receiving his award. Justin's efforts also resulted in the Visual Arts Department receiving art supplies valued at $1,500

    Visual Arts Student & Department Honored

    Visual Arts Instructor Nina Silverman-Weeks selected several works of art by Sanford students to join others from the state of Delaware—and every other state in the nation—to be exhibited at the annual National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, which was held in Seattle, Washington in March, 2018.
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  • Sanford Stands Out in 2018 Scholastic Awards Competition

    Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, integrity and talent of America’s youth. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit’s mission is to identify students who have exceptional artistic and literary talent, share their work, and celebrate them in the same manner as student-athletes.
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  • Middle School Student Wins National Art Award

    Congratulations to eighth-grade student Alexis Winner for earning a National Silver Medal in this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.
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Visit the Sanford School page on the Artsonia website to view artwork created by our students. More than 3,000 archived works and hundreds from this school year, created by kindergarten through eighth-grade students, are featured in the gallery.

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If you have questions or need help using the site, send an email to webhelp@sanfordschool.org.