In our visual arts program, basic skills are introduced, developed, and built upon through hands-on engagement and exploration with art materials.Students investigate subject matter that expresses their own life experiences and interests. Aesthetic perception, art history, and cultural awareness are taught as an integral part of the lessons.The sequence of lessons is varied each year in order to maintain interest, and to allow for a spiraling curriculum in which skills and concepts are explored in greater depth through the years.

MP&MS strives to create an art studio environment in which students feel comfortable, safe, and free to explore a wide range of media and subject matter. Through projects that encourage experimentation and problem-solving, students develop a sense of themselves as artists and create art based on their personal experiences as well as imagination.