Walk into the Fine Arts building and you will be enveloped in a busy, multi-color, casual, fun-loving and welcoming environment. After school, when students drop in to work on a project, there will likely be music, and always there is a buzz of conversation. With small classes, everyone can be productive and a sense of order prevails.
Click on Academics/Courses to read a list of courses and an interview with the Visual Arts department chair.
Highlights in the Visual Arts year include an open, multi-media presentation of students' AP Art portfolios and an indoor/outdoor gallery-style presentation in the spring. The event is mounted like a San Francisco gallery opening, including printed invitations and programs and a table of hors d'oeuvres. Students' art from all grade levels is displayed in the guest lobby of Founders Hall. The two-story Performing Arts Center lobby is designed with beautiful display space for student art and visiting art.
While competition isn't emphasized, student art has won awards — for example, a Priory student's work was recently included in the materials displayed by the College Board AP Arts program.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Chair of the Visual Arts Department
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