The visual arts program is an essential aspect of Lowell School, ever-present on our campus and embodying in process and product the most salient and important of Lowell's intentions for children. Art builds community. Art encourages divergent thinking. Art celebrates the creative spirit, and art provides concrete evidence of growth and understanding.
There are two expansive K-5 art workshops at Lowell operated by three art educators who are also active practicing artists. Lowell supports exposure of students to a wide variety of art media and processes including printmaking, weaving, drawing and painting, woodworking, sculpture, hand-built and wheel thrown pottery, site installations, and a variety of
collaborative and community-oriented projects.
Lowell School's generous campus provides an exciting aesthetic playground for our young artists. The abundant resources of Washington D.C.'s museums and galleries and its local artists are constantly woven into the children's art experience. Parents are encouraged to share in the artistic growth of their children by attending exhibits, visiting the workshops, and participating in project planning and preparation.
Technology including SmartBoards, digital cameras, web-cams, and a large format color printer provide the art workshops with immediate access to support materials and efficient means to document the many exciting and creative projects students engage in day-to-day at Lowell School.