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 wepsice@bishops.com.

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.
 

Middle School Visual Arts Acknowledgment

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  • October 2019 - Angeline Villachica '24

    Angeline has a “go with the flow” personality but never loses her own vision or sense of direction. She listens and looks closely, taking in subtle details and changes in an environment. This is an image of her first oil painting, which was made in the studio as an exercise. She successfully shows the contrast between solid ground and moving water while maintaining a cohesive, unified look. Her painting breaks up the space with distinct shapes and lines of movement. Angeline is unassuming and is without a doubt a standout exceptional art student.
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Upper School Visual Arts Acknowledgment

List of 1 news stories.

  • October 2019 - Alexis Rosen '20

    Alexis has honored her process in discovering why art holds importance for her and is open to using any media as long as it supports the idea behind her art. This image is of a video still from a work she installed of her burning her drawing. The layered interpretation of an artwork as art being destroyed taps into her creative concepts and openness. She does not aim to act or make art like anyone else. Her expression is unique and congruent to her inner thoughts and beliefs.
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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.