Visual Arts

Visual Arts

The visual arts department provides students with the opportunity to use a wide variety of media to develop their artistic voice through 2D design, 3D design, time based digital media and studio arts. Within these areas a variety of media and techniques are taught, including photography, drawing and painting, stained glass, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, animation and video.

Visual arts students are encouraged to develop their unique vision in art and to construct an art portfolio that demonstrates both an exploration of their artistic expression and their individuality. This student-centered approach to art-making allows the young artist to look at the larger concepts of their work and enables them to 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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  • June - James Frerichs '22

    James Frerichs ’22 joined the Street Art class this term and dove straight into graffiti art with confidence and creativity.  His work not only followed each required step but went beyond the techniques taught in class and reached advanced levels.  James oversaw the management of the art supplies and simply helped to create a positive work space for everyone to work outside of their known comfort in art. We appreciate him tremendously.
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Upper School Visual Arts Acknowledgment

List of 1 news stories.

  • June - Vanessa Brunetta '20

    Vanessa Brunetta ’20 has continually impressed me with her creativity throughout the Photo 3 class this semester. Her ability to take an assignment and run with it, putting her own style to it, has improved vastly since her Photo 1 days.
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THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
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.