• Visual Arts

  • “The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.“ – Jackson Pollock

  • The Woodstock Academy Art Department offers a wide array of course offerings. Students wishing to study visual arts begin with Art 1 where they will explore a variety of media to create both 2-D and 3–D pieces. The course also provides the students with the foundational skills, techniques, creative problem-solving strategies, and aesthetic background knowledge needed to be successful in advance offerings in the program.
    After Art 1, students may pursue a study of two-dimensional art by enrolling in Drawing, Painting, Photography I, Photography II, Electronic Design I, Electronic Design II, Digital Drawing, and Printmaking. Students wishing to explore three-dimensional art may enroll in Sculpture, Art Remix, and Ceramics I and II. WA’s most serious art students complete their art instruction by enrolling in Advanced Studio Art or AP Studio Art where they spend the semester compiling a portfolio of work and preparing this collection for submission to universities or to the AP College Board. An Art History course rounds out the offerings with another means of recognizing the cultural and historical roles played by artistic expression and providing students with the skills to understand and appreciate art on a lifetime basis.
    What Sets WA Apart:
    • Over 15 art courses focused on a range of techniques, mediums, and styles
    • Faculty of 5 practicing artists
    • The Gallery, and on-campus art gallery in the Loos Center for the Arts curated by faculty and students
    • Advanced Placement (Studio Art) and Early College Experience (Drawing II) courses
    • Technology infused art through Digital Drawing, Art Remix, and Electronic Design I & II
    • Facilities include a graphic design lab and three art studios
    • high fire kilns, darkroom, spray booth, etching press, and glaze-making lab to create unique and complex art
    • Student participation and success in Scholastic Art Competition, Congressional Art Competition, and more
    • School-wide 20 x 30 Art Show and Competition
  • Click below to read about our available Visual Arts Courses