Art & Shop

Art & Shop at Allen-Stevenson

Art is an integral part of an Allen-Stevenson student’s education, and a hands-on experience of discovery and joy. All of the art teachers are professional exhibiting artists and bring their expertise and passion for art to the classroom. They nurture the individual abilities and ideas of the students, while imparting a love for art making.

The art processes we teach are contemporary, integrating engineering with a strong sense of design, paired with a deliberate balance and respect for traditional methods. There is strong emphasis placed on independent thinking and problem solving through play, inquiry, and experimentation. We interweave cross-curricular themes and SEL to compliment the work that they are doing in their classrooms. Art classes across the grades introduce the boys to a multiplicity of media, methods, skills, concepts and processes that they will develop throughout their years at Allen-Stevenson.
The Allen-Stevenson Art Department puts emphasis on building student agency and resilience through collaborative skill building and emotional literacy. As professional artists themselves, the teachers are well versed in the contemporary art scene and through this introduce a diverse community of artists to students. ~ Tara Parsons, Art Department Head

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Art News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Allen-Stevenson Arts Festival

    The Art Department's Arts Festival filled our sixth-floor gym with beautiful artwork from all grades -- everything from ceramics to painting, and woodworking to video!
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  • Transforming Favorite Snacks into Pop Art

    Alex Exposito, an accomplished artist and Allen-Stevenson Art Teacher, introduced our fifth-grade boys to the work of contemporary pop artists Joan Linder, Claus Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Takashi Murakami.
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  • Outside the Cardboard Box: Fifth-Grade Art

    Inspired by the work of contemporary artists Ron Mueck, Nina Levy, and Wayne White, fifth-grade art students got creative with cardboard and STEAM. After discussing how the aforementioned artists have explored three-dimensional forms, the boys talked about the ways they could bend and cut cardboard, use color and apply additional materials to create their own dynamic, unique pieces.
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Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.

The Allen-Stevenson School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs and hiring. The Allen-Stevenson School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other characteristic protected by local, state and federal law. The Allen-Stevenson School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.