Lower School art encourages creativity along with the enjoyment of making art and the enjoyment of having art in our lives. It also encourages critical perception and the comprehension of art tools and techniques. The Lower School art curriculum allows each child to search for self-realization through visual expression. Students are exposed to many media and processes, and to art history and criticism. The curriculum builds art vocabulary, stimulates creativity, and strengthens problem-solving skills. At each grade level and with increasing sophistication, students explore drawing, painting, printing, clay, and wood. They also create batik, Moravian tiles, canopic jars, plaster masks, people pots, clay animals, self-portraits, wooden key racks, and computer art.