The visual arts expose students to creative work from many different cultures, and they are an essential educational experience for all students. By developing skills in visual language and creative exploration, a student is encouraged to become a more accurate and sensitive observer of herself and the world around her.
Skills in art, as in all other disciplines, are learned through instruction, practice, and experience. With time and effort, all students are able to produce work of increasingly high quality. Courses are taught at the beginning to the advanced levels, offering strong sequences for portfolio preparation for college admission. The program is enriched by trips to museums, lectures by visiting artists, and exhibits in the Dana Hall Art Gallery.