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A co-ed college preparatory school serving grades 6 - 12
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"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

Andy Warhol

At Harvey, a priority for teachers of fine arts is to help inspire and motivate students to think passionately and creatively and to empower students to have the ability to respond to the world with insight and innovation.

The visual arts classes in the Upper school give students the opportunity to learn about who they are and study who they are as well as other peoples and cultures. Through art history, discussion and technical work, students will be exposed to a wide variety of historical/socioeconomic/cultural thought and perspectives, political structures and the basic fundamentals of art. Students will have the opportunity to practice and learn art on a deep level, strengthen their artistic abilities and prepare a personal portfolio for college presentations. Each student may choose to take electives ranging from studio art, 3-D printing, graphic design, painting and more.

Middle School students in 6th, 7th, & 8th grades are required to take a one-trimester course each year that is comprised of a studio art curriculum and incorporates many media from drawing, collage, clay, assemblage, printmaking and more. Students have the opportunity to learn many techniques, use a wide variety of materials and find creative solutions to artistic challenges and projects.

"We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

Albert Einstein

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Can one make works which are not works of ‘art’?

– Marcel Duchamp, 1913, in his notebook

Art is life, and life is art. With this open and supportive approach to visual art, we encourage our students at Harvey to communicate their thoughts using traditional, as well as new, media. We instruct to teach new skills and practice artistic techniques, and we inspire to allow students to visualize and materialize their ideas. Accessing art as visual language helps students to become analytical thinkers, consider new ways to problem solving, and thus make lasting contributions to our global society.

- Rick Price
Fine Arts Chair

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Katonah, NY 10536
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