I’ll never forget the excitement of installation week and the long hours Marsha would spend in the studio — plaster dust footprints left behind. The Visual Arts Department represents a unique bond among its students and instructors.”
— Michele, Visual Arts Parent

在视觉艺术系框架内的工作室实践, critique, and exhibition, students develop skills to articulate their ideas and process and become self-directed in pursuing their own subject matter and concept areas in their artwork.

By pairing traditional arts training with contemporary art making practices, the Visual Arts Department curriculum teaches technical and conceptual skills that build critical integrity, foster artistic authenticity, 并促进独立和雄心勃勃的思考和制定.

每个学生都上绘画课, design, 还有色彩理论以及版画选修课, painting, photography, sculpture, 数字工作室和跨学科艺术.

While the Visual Arts curriculum is student-centered and portfolio based, students value their peers and understand their unique artwork is a result of a collaborative and rigorous studio environment. 课程鼓励学生探索, 尝试并熟练掌握不同的工艺, materials, and art forms, on route to finding their own artistic voice as exemplified in their portfolio.

在第一年的视觉艺术课程, 学生专注于建立基础和技术技能. In advanced years, students develop a portfolio for college admission and create a body of work for a Senior Exhibition. Throughout the four years, students participate in traditional intensive figure drawing workshops and conversely are introduced and engage with contemporary art making practices. Photoshop and digital mediums are integrated into across the Visual Arts curriculum. Students regularly showcase their work through professional juried exhibitions, school exhibitions and outside opportunities in Chicago’s arts community.

The Academy believes it is not what an exceptional art portfolio looks like that makes it unique, it is what that exceptional portfolio thinks like that makes each of our students distinct.

Our recent graduates garner scholarships to esteemed and competitive art and liberal arts schools including:

The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, 马里兰艺术学院, 大发彩票平台登录的学校, Parsons New School of Design, Pratt Institute, Kansas City Art Institute, Bard College, Colorado College, Central St. 马丁斯伦敦,卡内基梅隆大学



*Course titles reflect transcripts for the 2017-2018 freshman class.