From Day One in the 6th grade, girls begin their journey in the visual arts.

The visual arts curriculum is designed to encourage each student to explore and express her unique visual interpretation of the world in a stimulating and supportive environment. Each girl has a story to tell, and at AGS she is given the time, space, and resources to understand that story, to share her story, and to listen to the stories of her peers. 

Middle School

The Middle School visual arts curriculum focuses on exposing students to an array of artistic media and methods of expression. Students gain a strong sense of accomplishment and develop an appreciation for the arts through their own personal creative experience.

Middle School courses include:

  • Fine Art 6 (1 semester each of Visual Art and Performing Arts)
  • 2D Foundations
  • 3D Foundations

Upper School

In Upper School, girls engage in methods of expression while practicing the technical aspects of creating meaningful imagery. As they progress, students refine their observational skills and acquire the ability to understand and articulate a clearer vision of what motivates them as an artist.

Upper School courses include:

  • 2D Composition and Media
  • Ceramics: Hand Building
  • Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design


The Visual Arts Showcase opening is held each Spring and provides an opportunity for every student who has participated in the visual arts to display her work to the AGS community in a professional gallery setting.

Artwork by AGS Students