Fine Arts

Visual Art

“To be an artist is to believe in life.”
— Henry Moore
The highly acclaimed Visual Arts program at Mount Pisgah focuses on developing the personal artistic process of each student in our classes, regardless of prior experience, age, or skill level. For many students, Visual Art is a way of exploring and understanding their inner world and bringing it to light in a safe and supportive environment.

Whether through paint or pencil, clay or photography, our Visual Art program gives students the opportunity to make their mark.

Our Lower School artists enjoy hands-on experimentation and expressive exploration in art class as part of the “co-curricular” program, and the Lower School Art Show is a huge success every year, giving families and friends a glimpse of the amazing work our students have put in throughout the year.

Middle School Visual Arts electives are designed to broaden students’ perspectives about the many different artistic possibilities and applications available to them. Each grade level in the Middle has a chance to explore painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, photography, and more.

As students move into the Upper School, the Visual Art program begins to layer in more advanced techniques and encourages students to deepen their understanding of and commitment to their own particular artistic voice. The program culminates in mastery of a variety of media resulting in works of impressive originality and quality. The Spring Art Show is an event that combines grades 5 through 12, including AP Art & Design, and is an astonishing display of creativity and talent.

In the Upper School, Visual Art students who wish to continue their commitment to the program may apply to join the Mount Pisgah chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

Courses Offered

Lower School:
Art Co-Curricular

Middle School:
5th Grade Art
6th Grade Art
7th/8th Grade Art
7th/8th Grade Digital Art

Upper School:
Intro to Digital Imaging
Advanced Digital Imaging
Digital Imaging Portfolio
Intro to Studio Art
Intermediate Studio Art
Advanced Studio Art
Studio Art Portfolio
Independent Studio Art Portfolio
AP Art & Design

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