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

All courses in the visual arts curriculum are designed to mold intelligent, motivated, and passionate artists. Student artwork is displayed prominently throughout the campus and celebrated annually at the Fine Arts Department Showcase. 

Middle School

The  Middle School visual arts curriculum is specifically designed to expose students to a wide selection of artistic media and methods of expression. Through 2D and 3D Foundations, students foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the world of fine art and come away with a strong foundation of technical skill. Middle School courses include: 

  • Fine Arts 6 (Visual Art & Performing Arts)
  • 2D Foundations
  • 3D Foundations
  • Production Design
Art Studio

Upper School

In Upper School, students dive more deeply to explore particular mediums and methods of expression. Upper School courses include: 

  • 2D Composition and Media
  • Ceramics: Hand Building
  • Production Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Ceramics: Wheel Throwing

Particularly important for college-bound seniors pursuing a degree in the arts is an independent study portfolio course, which supports the creation of up to 18 original works of art for a student’s portfolio and the opportunity to meet with an independent art consultant to help critique portfolios, as well as provide support for photographing artwork and completing college applications. The culmination of this course is a Senior Thesis Gallery Show in conjunction with the spring Fine Arts Department Showcase. 

Artwork by AGS Students