Visual Arts

We’ll help you develop a strong foundation in the basics, as well as the means with which to think and talk about art. During your first two years, you’ll be introduced to a wide variety of media and techniques, as well as the dynamics of composition. As you continue, you’ll build upon those earlier skills, experiment, and discover a vehicle for personal expression.

You’ll enjoy small class sizes with instructors who are keen to help you grow as an artist. The way you will learn to think about color and composition will help you in any visual-based career. Our alumni work as animators in Hollywood; have works in major galleries and museums; lead design, branding, and advertising firms; and so much more.

 

 

 

Photographs of Baltimore School for the Arts students painting

What You’ll Learn

Photograph of Baltimore School for the Arts student working on a pottery project

Perception

Photographs of Baltimore School for the Arts photography student taking a picture

Process

Photographs of Baltimore School for the Arts student working on cartoon drawings

Invention

Upcoming

01/05

Visual Arts Winter Show Opening

Come see see the incredible work created by our students,...

02/01

Winter Show Reception

Come explore our juried Winter Gallery Exhibition and meet...

03/09

Visual Arts Spring Show Opening

Come see see the incredible work created by our students,...

04/30

TWIGS Exhibition

A display of TWIGS visual art work created throughout the...

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Visiting Artists

We understand the best way to learn what’s really being practiced in the field today is to learn from a wide variety of working professionals. Every year, we invite multiple guest artists to the school to teach a master class, and we also take numerous field trips to museums and art galleries.

During the last school year, we visited contemporary galleries in New York City, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Brian Goeltzenleuchter, a guest artist at the Walters, also came and led a workshop on olfactory art.

Visual Arts Department Head

Archie Veale ’85

Portrait of Archie Veale

Our Staff

It was almost like the real world. People were judging each other for the right reasons. I wanted to be judged for my creative ability and my work, not for what I looked like or acted like. That was something I found right away.

Christian Siriano, Visual Arts Class of 2004, fashion designer