At Valwood, students are given the opportunity to express themselves creatively through both the performing and visual arts. Students are encouraged to try new techniques, experiment with a new medium, or tackle a new role, all without fear of failure.
Visual art students use their own lives and the natural world for the inspiration behind their drawing, painting, and sculpting, and our teachers value original ideas and experimentation. Classes teach the enjoyment of artistic ability and process, appreciation for the work of others and a sense of pride in one's own work.
Performance is an integral part of Valwood's artistic community. The goal of musical and theatrical performances is to achieve growth and enjoyment through our numerous vocal, instrumental, and acting groups. Students learn the values of teamwork and unity in One Act play, chorus, strings, and debate. Student initiative is also highly respected at Valwood, and student artists are given the chance to create new and original works.