Visual Arts

Where creativity is encouraged...

and artists flourish.

The Visual Arts classes at Providence School investigate how the arts benefit the human experience as a whole. Our studio courses, which range from beginner to Advanced Placement®, are designed to teach students the fundamental principles, processes, and methods of making 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D art. Students in Advanced Visual Arts can use their creativity and talents to create attractive portfolios of personal artwork for college applications and professional art displays.

High School


Students create expressive, beautiful 3-D clay forms and learn the fundamentals of clay and hand-building techniques that have been used throughout history. 


Students learn to draw, paint, construct renderings in linear perspective, and explore different styles and eras of art in these courses. A student may take Drawing I, II, or Honors in the 2-Dimensional field of the visual arts.


Portfolio encompasses all forms of drawing, painting, and artistic design. This level is designed to help students not only gain college credit but achieve a scholarship for the student.  These students produce works of art for presentation on campus and in the community.

Our student’s work is impressive.  The visual arts suite is designed to focus on the intellectual and creative development of each student.  Through this program, students build creative confidence and skills of self expression.

Middle School

Visual Art

Students explore, produce, and appreciate 2-D works of art. Production activities may include both wet and dry mediums and pottery may be introduced.

Lower School

Visual Art

Students receive an introduction to design concepts like line, pattern and texture, and media including drawing, ceramics, and collages. Many of our art projects are tied into the current curriculum as well as historical moments in art history.