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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  • November 2020 - Frankie Haley ‘25

    Frankie is currently taking Ceramics 8. She is a hardworking student who has fun and patiently creates her pieces with quality and refinement. She is currently sculpting a portrait of an Abraham Lincoln head that will be transformed into a planter.
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Upper School Visual Arts Acknowledgment

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  • November 2020 - Alex Gonzalez ‘23

    Alex is a sophomore currently taking Ceramics I. He is a gifted clay sculptor who creates work with refined quality. His current piece, Gato Malo, is a great example of his efforts. It is his personal take on the Japanese beckoning cat for good fortune. Alex approaches his work with a great attitude, sense of humor and refined details.
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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.