Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department at Besant Hill School cultivates critical thinking and creative practices aware of our constantly evolving global environment.

We believe the Arts have the power to speak across language and culture. Creative problem solving is promoted, connecting individual ideas to larger communities.

Courses explore the fundamentals of art and design, concept development, technique and craft. Content and style are examined using history and culture as tools to discover deeper meaning. In depth portfolio guidance is available for students applying to art schools and colleges.

Students study with educators whom are also practicing professionals. All students at BHS are encouraged to participate in the Visual Arts regardless of their experience or level. We give confidence in every student to find their unique voice, and we teach how to apply this voice through vision and form.

Course Descriptions:

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Visual Arts Instructor Curtis Singmaster

UICA Art Installation 2012
Curtis Singmaster's "Family Portrait" installation is constructed and installed in a manner that challenges our preconceived ideas about the materials and objects in use, as well as the works relationship

There is no society ever discovered in the remotest corner of the world that has not had something that we would consider the arts. Visual arts - decoration of surfaces and bodies - appears to be a human universal." Steven Pinker
studio arts class in Atelier

Beato Atelier art studio

student sculpture