The visual art program develops student talents in a variety of artistic media ranging from painting to printmaking. Taught by master teachers, the curriculum not only allows the novice to experiment in various art forms, but also provides the gifted artist the opportunity to expand their talent and to be challenged by advanced classes allowing students to develop a portfolio of work. Our artistically inclined students have enrolled in the best art and design colleges throughout the nation including The Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, the Museum School of Boston, Parsons Institute, and Pratt.
The art classrooms are located in the McCulloch Center for the Arts and have access to exquisite natural light. The rooms are spacious with large areas for students to draw, sculpt, and paint, as well as to display their work. Between the classrooms is the ceramics studio that houses our very popular ceramics class. The class makes use of the five pottery wheels, sculpture tables, as well as the two large kilns.
Every year St. Andrew’s is fortunate to have at least one Visiting Artist supported by the Happy White Endowment for the Visual Arts. Mrs. Happy White was a long-time Trustee and supporter of St. Andrew’s who helped start the visual art program. The Artist in Residence Programs exposes our students to a working artist who in turn teaches them about technique while working with them to produce a work of art. These group projects have included a mutli-media project as well as a group sculpture.
Finally, the Griffiths Gallery is located in the lobby of the McCulloch Center for Art and provides a venue to display student art on a rotating basis from the Lower School to the Upper School, as well as providing space for our White Resident Artists to display their work.