The arts programs at TMI play a critical role in the development of the whole child. Through technical visual development and critical thinking skills we foster the students own ideas and self-expression. Students are deeply involved in the creative process by working out problems using a variety of drawing media including graphite, charcoal, pen, and colored pencils. The more advanced students are introduced to traditional oil painting techniques as well as unconventional drawing materials. A number of students have prepared highly successful portfolios for college admission as well as the AP college board.
Our award winning program has students who participate in regional, state, and national arts competitions. In the Scholastic Art and Writing awards we have won numerous Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention awards. The Gold Key winners are exhibited in a group show of the winners downtown San Antonio. Our students also participate in VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) in this competition students share their work with an expert juror. We have had several students get selected to participate in the state VASE competition. Student work can be found aborning the walls and display areas around campus as well as the San Antonio community.
Transfer Goals; Students will:
- Appreciate the value, significance, and creativity of the arts.
- Cultivate creativity, empathy, and artistic competence to become a more complete person and engaged member of their community’s artistic culture.
- Develop artistic voice and exhibit self-confidence to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of forms.
- Build an artistic vocabulary to analyze, critique, and respond to works of art and performance as well as respectfully accept feedback from others.