In Upper School Visual and Digital Media, emphasis is placed on the visualization of ideas, development of originality and craftsmanship, and presentation of the completed artwork.
All Visual Arts courses enable students to build fundamental knowledge and skill-sets in a variety of techniques, from painting and drawing to ceramic glazing and firing, architecture and urban planning, visualization, and printmaking.
In addition, students may elect to take Art History courses that focus on aesthetics, art appreciation, the principles of design and a critical analysis of art forms, pre-historic through modern times.
Photography I and II learn basic composition and thematic concepts, darkroom and digital skills, and work to develop a strong portfolio of images.
In Digital Applications I and II, students learn basic skills of shooting and editing video in digital formats. In both classes, students learn to work in the school’s television studio to produce the school’s news program, Mav TV
Student artwork can be seen on display throughout the school year in the Clare Atwell Glassell Gallery and around the Upper School Campus. Plus, we hold several annual exhibits—please visit the arts calendar
to learn about any upcoming events.