Visual Arts

Visual arts department students can develop their artistic voice through 2D design, 3D design, time-based digital media and studio arts. Within these areas, photography, drawing and painting, stained glass, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, animation and video techniques are taught. 

Visual arts students can construct an art portfolio that demonstrates both an exploration of their artistic expression and their individuality. This student-centered approach allows artists to consider the larger concepts of their work and make choices in the use of media.

Student art is displayed in a variety of locations on campus: Gilman Hall Gallery (located in the admissions lobby), Student Art Gallery (located in the visual arts department) and the Manchester Library & Learning Center (located on the second floor). Members of The Bishop's School are welcome to stop by and view these exhibits; dates for opening events are subject to change. If you have any questions about attending an opening, please contact

Off-campus exhibitions and partnership opportunities are offered throughout the year. Venues include The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego Museum of Art: Young Art, Museum of Contemporary Art: Extended School Program, San Diego County Fair and San Diego Art Institute: Youth Art.

Art in Action

Middle School Visual Arts Acknowledgment

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  • September 2020 - Hanna Liang '25

    Hanna uses art to both relax and to engage her mind in active learning. She loves to develop her technical abilities and connects art-making to all of her subjects. This image is a digital drawing she made from a still life she staged of items in her life that represent her. We know she will inspire many people to love art too.
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Upper School Visual Arts Acknowledgment

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  • September 2020 - Emi Ayala-Sekiguchi '24

    Emi has a limitless imagination and ability to express ideas visually in unique and experimental manners. This is her self portrait that began with a selfie and ended with layers of content showing her innermost thoughts. We look forward to seeing and sharing more of her work in the visual arts this year.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.