Visual Arts


In the art curriculum each student will develop her technical skills, expand her visual vocabulary and express herself creatively. She will learn to give visual form to her ideas and feelings by using a variety of materials. Each student can choose those art courses that best suit her needs and goals. Art works and portfolios are regularly displayed at Ursuline and in the greater community.

Visual Art Courses

  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Hand Building in Clay
  • Advanced Hand Building in Clay
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Enameling
  • Design
  • Advanced Studio
  • AP Drawing or 2D-Design

Download a more detailed outline of Ursuline's Fine Arts Courses


Why Teach Art? Art is the embodiment of human imagination, the record of human achievement, and the process which distinguishes us as human beings. “We form human communities and cultures by making art – through stories and songs, drama and dance, painting and sculpture, architecture and design.”

2020 Spring Art Show

Visual Arts Photos


Join the LIVE Microsoft Teams meeting to talk with Visual Arts faculty members:

Join the Teams meeting on Saturday, October 31 between 10:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Teams meeting on Sunday, November 1 between 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Guidelines for joining live meetings:

  • Access instructions for joining Microsoft Teams meetings here.
  • Please mute your microphone when entering and stay muted when not speaking (to avoid unnecessary static on the call).
  • When you enter a live meeting, please introduce yourself in the chat with your/your daughter’s name, grade, and current school.
  • If more than four people are in the meeting at one time, please raise your hand to ask a question (using the "raise your hand" function) or type it in the chat.
  • If you do not have the Microsoft Teams app and you are accessing through your web browser, you will be able to access the meeting but you will only see the person who is actively speaking in the meeting. This is perfectly fine, we just want you to be aware.


Did you know?

  • Students can explore art-making with a variety of materials and methods. They can work in a 2-D, 3-D, or and/or digital format in visual arts courses


  • Artists have the opportunity to discover a new type of art each of their four years at Ursuline.


  • The Visual Arts are celebrated in our Schildmeyer Gallery year-round as well as in our spring collaboration with Performing Arts (Arts in Concert).