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3D Art

Our 3D studio art courses are designed for students who want to learn how to create geometric, organic, and realistic forms. Students explore construction methods in wood, metal, and various other mediums. Sculptural terms and historical perspectives are integrated with projects at all levels.

Students begin their 3D art education in early childhood art, where they carve blocks for printmaking and build sculptures to learn about other cultures. This art path continues with the option of taking a 3D sculpture class in middle school. At the upper school level, students can choose from a variety of 3D art courses that suit their particular skills and interests like hand building, wheel throwing, and sculpture.

A lower school student shows off a sculpture inspired by artist Martin Puryear.

Art helps build fine motor skills, develop skills for problem solving and critical thinking, provides opportunity to learn about various cultures, expands students' creativity, get them out of their comfort zones, and builds confidence.

In Early Childhood art classes, students learn about famous artists and recreate their works, exploring new techniques and mediums. Students learn about artists like Martin Puryear (pictured), Yayoi Kusama, Tingatinga, and many more throughout the year.

AP sculpture students pose with the Early Childhood tree they helped build.

AP Sculpture students helped build the life-size tree sculpture that sits as a focal point of ESD's early childhood "neighborhood." With their AP Sculpture teacher, Dane Larsen, the students created a design and got to work constructing the large art piece.

The tree, which was installed in the new Lower School Building just prior to its August 2019 grand opening, is both visually appealing and functional, as it serves as a gathering place, playground, and learning tool for our youngest Eagles.

A selection of middle school works from the 2019 Private School Art Invitational.

Three middle school artists won awards at the 35th Annual Private School Art Invitational (PSAI) Contest and Exhibition hosted by ESD. This showcase is hosted by local art teachers to celebrate the arts programs in our schools. The invitational included work by middle school students, grades five through eight, from seventeen private schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Learn more about our award-winning artists here.

A student stands next to their displayed work at the Blue Print Gallery showcase.

Eight members of the Class of 2019 were invited to showcase their works at the Dallas Young Artist Exhibition presented by Blue Print Gallery. This exhibition showcased Dallas' top high school artists across mediums.

Learn more about these artists here.

3D art hones a student's communication skills. After conceptualizing a project as a two-dimensional design, it is the
student's ability to communicate their emotions and ideals that transforms that project into a 3D design.- Brenda Hatter, Middle School Sculpture Teacher