We believe art is a fundamental and natural part of the human experience, that all children have a natural curiosity and instinct for creative expression, and that art is an experience to be lived and shared. The children at City and Country "make art" rather than "do projects," and the process of using art materials is the focus of the Art Program.
Art is a daily activity in the Lower School classrooms, where children have access to paint, clay, paper, collage, and drawing materials. They become familiar with the properties of these materials while they experiment and work. In the 6s, the children begin to go to the Art Room each week. They already have substantial experience in the creative process and are eager to learn about the new materials and techniques that await them. Clay and paint remain the basic materials used by the older children, with new media introduced as the children are ready. These include linoleum blocks, scratchboards, collage materials of all sorts, plaster, metal, chalks, inks, charcoal, precision drawing implements, watercolors, and 3D printing.