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The Visual Arts Department teaches the fundamentals of art in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and the Art of the Book. We teach and stress visual thinking and creative problem solving. We emphasize observational drawing skills for college portfolio preparation as well as experimental work in all media.

Through our Art History program, we provide a context for the students’ work. Through gallery and museum tours and visiting artists, we introduce the students to the work of artists - both past and present. Students in their individual classes are asked to research and report on an artist of their choice. We encourage collaborative work both within the department and throughout the school.

We encourage and support students in risk-taking as they move through the curriculum. We prepare them for independent study projects and require that in their fourth year they take Senior Studio, which allows them to develop an independent project and culminates in a Senior Art Show. Seniors are asked to donate a piece of artwork for our permanent collection. We display student artwork in the school, throughout the community, nationally and internationally.

For more information, contact Natasha Miles, Visual Arts Department Chair

Visual Arts
Program of Studies

Areas of Study

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