In addition to academics we, at Olivet, believe in the value of art. Art enriches our lives and has been proven to positively stimulate the brain.
The children from preschool to the upper grades are encouraged to explore their creativity through the use of a variety of mediums. For example, painting with tempera, gouache, water colour and acrylics and sculpting with different types of modelling clay or even recycled materials not only develop excellent eye-hand coordination, but teach an appreciation for the creation of something of beauty. The concepts of colour, value, line, shape, texture, and space are taught at age appropriate levels. Art appreciation is addressed through the study of artists like the Group of Seven and visits to art galleries.