Visual art in the Lower School is a progressive, process-based, experiential program. The techniques and media introduced in art and shop include drawing, painting, collage, textile design, sewing, weaving, wood work, clay, papier mache, and more. Skills introduced in lower grades are deepened and built upon as the student moves from Kindergarden to 4th grade. In art and shop critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration are nurtured. Like many facets of Friends Seminary, lower school visual arts are influenced by the Quaker belief in an inner light in every person. From this belief comes a commitment to finding inspiration within ourselves, the school community, and the world at large.

Andrea Aimi, Isabel Dominguez, and Madeleine Stern