visual arts

Visual arts classes offer a broad range of courses for students with all levels of artistic training.
Foundation level classes focus on building creative and technical skills through an array of media. Students also learn to develop their understanding of aesthetics, and critical visual analysis. As students progress to more advanced levels, they continue to expand and hone their conceptual and technical knowledge. Advanced level students design their coursework with faculty, exploring and growing their creative vision and interests. Three major art exhibitions, and many smaller ones, are mounted throughout the year.


  • 艺术高级项目

  • 摄影高级项目

  • 初学摄影

    Beginning Photography introduces students to the fundamental skills and principles of photography. This hands-on course teaches the rules of composition, exposure, and lighting using digital cameras and image editing software such as Lightroom and Photoshop. The use of 35mm film cameras, darkroom technology, and negative scans are also explored. Students learn to analyze visual imagery and truly understand what it means to be a photographer.
  • 绘图与设计

    Drawing and Design is a first year art course that explores a wide variety of artistic concepts (e.g., color theory, modeling perspective, composition), and makes use of different media (e.g., black and white drawing materials, pastels, watercolors, acrylics). Art is made from observation, memory, and imagination. Sculpture projects, digital tools, and Photoshop are introduced in this skill-building class, which is designed for students with any level of art experience. Study of artists and stylistic movements, occasional writing projects, art vocabulary study, and class critiques are incorporated throughout the course to develop students’ ability to understand and discuss art.
  • 中级艺术

  • 中级摄影

    Intermediate Photography students create imagery with storytelling and thematic elements. Students build upon their foundational skills while diving deeper into more specific areas of photography such as portraiture, abstract, motion, presentation, and more. This exploration requires initiative and an interest in experimentation as students are given frequent opportunities to make their own creative choices. The curriculum for Intermediate Photography varies each semester, allowing students to repeat the course for credit.
  • Nexus:设计与创造课程

    Nexus is a visual arts class that investigates the intersection of art, design, technology, and culture. Each student develops a personalized design project, beginning with basic mock-up sketches in pencil, moving to computer software renderings, and ultimately fabricating objects using the tools available in College Prep’s art room and the xLab makerspace. Using design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, and sewing machines as well as drawing, crafting, and sculpting, students explore various aspects of design and creation.


  • Tina Harrington的照片

    蒂娜 哈灵顿

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  • Molly Aaronson-Gelb的照片。

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  • 陈国强的照片

    迈克尔 陈先生

  • David Chiorini的照片

    大卫 Chiorini

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  • Photo of Alicia Langlais

    Alicia Langlais 

    Dance Teacher
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  • Mitchell Ost的照片


    Drama Tech Teacher
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  • Christina Williams的照片

    克里斯蒂娜 威廉姆斯

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