The Fine Arts program at The Oakridge School is a comprehensive, sequentially developed education in the arts. At each divisional level, the program is viewed as an integral part of the overall education of our students. We are concerned with creating an atmosphere of trust and the ability to inspire artistic risk-taking while developing a life-long love of the arts. This program is not only for the “talented few” that are concerned with acquiring skills and seeking acceptance to post-secondary Fine Arts education, but also for the student who finds personal enjoyment in understanding a unique dimension of our characteristics as people, human beings with valid personal voices of artistic expression.
A major component for fine arts students is demonstrating their particular talent. Favorable conditions for validation of student work are also sought through the public sector. We seek and encourage functions that provide public exhibitions at local and national levels which offer educational opportunities for our Oakridge students. Of particular interest are community service activities that involve the students’ participation with the goal of enhancement of their community. Such events encourage students to gain independent thought, value creative ideas, and develop their aesthetic skills.