Walk through our doors and you’ll find an amazing collection of student made art hanging proudly on our walls. By assisting and encouraging a child’s creativity, you can see the development of self-confidence, imagination, problem solving, and success. Our Arts and Humanities program offers a wide range of creative opportunities in fine arts, video production, cooking, music, artistic explorations with the iPad, and much more.
Our program not only enhances curriculum studies but evolves by listening to the interests of our students. The art room is a place where experimentation and self-expression are encouraged in a safe environment. Individual as well as group projects are explored to develop important skills students will need to connect with the world around them. Students get hands on experiences in painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.
Students express themselves through the eye of a video camera. Staff help to support students realize their ideas through video productions and stop motion animation. Students learn storyboarding, editing, sound design and what it takes to put it all together to tell a story.
Our rotating selection of 10 week clubs runs throughout the year at CHILD. Drama, sewing, cooking, video game designing, sports and fitness, and even an entrepreneur club are just some of the choices offered. CHILD has recently partnered with professionals in our community to further expand the options for our students. Come learn to play the piano or join the club that goes to Mercer Island Martial Arts.
Throughout the year we have several all school events that celebrate the CHILD community. In past years we had a Snowpeople at Night party, Hodge Podge & Hot Cakes brunch, and a Talented Kids Show & Bake Sale. At the end of school year we will be having our largest celebration—CHILDfest; our Art and Film Festival. This will be a multi-media celebration with food, student art and video. CHILDfest is open to all students, their families and members of the community. Come join us!