US Art


The upper school art art field tripprogram at the Centreville Layton School emphasizes drawing and painting skills using different media. Beginning classes focus on still life, perspective, portraits, figure drawing and landscape. Students work with many different mediums for these assignments including pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint, and charcoal and pastel. Students taking intermediate classes are assigned a class project such as publishing an illustrated literary magazine, photography portfolios and murals in paint and mosaic while developing their drawing and painting skills.

Advanced studio classes are available for those wishing to produce a portfolio to apply to art colleges. Students also enjoy field trips to museums, galleries and artist studios.

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Our son learned the valuable skills of teamwork, patience and perseverance during his time at Centreville Layton as well as the academic strategies to move forward into a typical high school setting. Centreville Layton strikes a great balance of family-like warmth and discipline in a beautiful country setting.

Jan B.
Former Parent

This past year has been completely transformational for our daughter and her positive strides have been noticeable both at home and at school. She is growing into the best version of herself and her teachers at CLS have played a significant role in her progress.

Michelle L.
Middle School parent

This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


We’re prepared for this because we’ve learned how to work hard, solve problems, be independent, happy, responsible and kind to all.


The support from my teachers taught me not just reading and writing, but to embrace who I am, to learn from my mistakes and grow because of them.