Girls take center stage at AGS. They fearlessly express their individual creativity through the visual and performing arts in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.

Artistic Expression

AGS immerses students in the scholarly inquiry of the history, theory, techniques, and styles of artistic expression.

The performing and visual arts courses offer a variety of experiences in which students engage in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and developing technical, observational, and analytical skills.

Our courses are designed to mold intelligent, motivated, and passionate artists. By graduation, each girl will have built and refined the skills necessary to be accomplished in her craft.

See below for a listing of all fine arts courses offered at AGS in 2016-17. 

The Fine Arts Department operates using four core understandings:

  • Everyone has a voice that is valid, and it deserves to be heard.
  • All artistic disciplines are inter-related, with each informing, enriching, and involving the others. 
  • The Fine Arts provide a variety of tools, languages, and experiences with which the individual can better understand the self, others, the world, and the importance of artistic expression within the continuity of the human experience.
  • The study of the Fine Arts enriches all other areas of study.

Middle School

In Middle School, students are exposed to a wide selection of artistic media and methods of expression, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the world of fine art and providing a strong foundation of technical skill.

Upper School

The Upper School Fine Arts courses build upon the foundational experiences and knowledge gained in Middle School. Students more deeply explore particular mediums and methods of expression as they encounter more conceptually challenging coursework.

Fine Arts Course Offerings

  • Fine Arts 6 (Visual Art & Performing Arts)
  • Middle School Chorus
  • Middle School Theatrical Arts
  • 2D Foundations
  • 3D Foundations
  • Upper School Chorus
  • Intermediate Theatrical Arts
  • 2D Composition and Media
  • Ceramics: Hand Building
  • Production Design
  • Advanced Theatrical Arts
  • Directing
  • Resume and Audition Prep
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • Literary Arts: Creative Writing