The Brown School visual art curriculum has many core similarities between grade levels. Each year students are able to build on the techniques, processes, concepts, and material presented in the previous years. Projects and concepts presented in the art curriculum often reflect on and make connections to the grade level classroom curriculum. Students are also introduced to in-process critiques that help to mature not only the students’ artwork, but also their critical thinking skills, oral communication skills, and personal aesthetic. Looking at art through a critical lens is extremely important when creating work that is complex in both execution and concept.