Visual Arts students explore the emotional and expressive qualities in art to access the imagination and broaden creativity. Emphasis is placed upon acquiring strong technical skills, expressing meaning through images and developing unique creative vision.

In a sequenced curriculum, students explore a variety of compositional and technical approaches through drawing and painting projects. Assignments in different techniques and mediums build on students’ understanding of the dynamics composition, light and shadow, proportion, mark-making, and color theory. Visual observation and creation of work is key to the courses which build on each other sequentially. Techniques and materials covered may include pencil, oil pastel, scratchboard, and charcoal, oil painting.

MA student painting
painting of man from MA draw paint class
painting of skull, cup, and pitcher from MA draw paint class
MA student standing next to portrait
drawing of bird on branch from MA draw paint class
artwork from MA draw paint class
owl collage from MA draw paint class
student painting at easel
drawing of person from MA draw paint class
student painting in MA draw paint class
row of self portraits on easels
Peter Walker

Peter Walker

Visual Arts Department Chair
Katharine Boyd

Katharine Boyd

Visual Arts Teacher