Visual Arts

Bay View offers a variety of interesting, challenging courses in art and design for every age and skill level. No “talent” is required, just bring your curiosity.

You’ll learn the technical skills needed to communicate effectively through visual expression. But more importantly, you’ll be inspired, and even give others some goose bumps, too.

And you'll start early.

The Visual Arts program in the Lower and Middle Schools at Bay View encourage creative development, personal expression and true art appreciation.

In class, you'll challenge your visual thinking, working in both two- and three-dimensional design, and experimenting in all kinds of media and techniques. Some art projects even work across curriculum, integrating art with all sorts of subjects. Art and math? It could happen.

In the Upper School, you’ll have the opportunity to study art for four full years in a sequential program that begins with Foundation Studio progressing to Art Studio, Advanced Art Studio, and Portfolio.

As a Bay View girl, you'll work both on your own and in groups, learning to become an individual thinker while still appreciating the opinions and ideas of your classmates. 

As you learn and grow, you'll get the chance to explore creative, challenging semester electives like Digital Art & Design, and Ceramics, courses that give you the chance to explore all sorts of media and methods and madness, and maybe even learn a few new techniques in the process.

And best of all, the artwork of Bay View girls can be seen everywhere, all around, giving you and your classmates - not to mention faculty and parents - the opportunity to be inspired every day.

And then there’s our new wing dedicated exclusively to the visual arts. The wing includes art rooms for drawing, painting, sculpture and calligraphy in addition to a small gallery, which houses the work of faculty, staff, alumnae and students. We also have a ceramic studio outfitted with professional equipment, private studio spaces for advanced students, and Macbook computers for digital art projects. The only limitation is your imagination.

You can do anything here.

Bay View students have won Gold and Silver Keys each year in the Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Several students have been chosen for the American Vision Award (“Best in Show”), and have gone on to win at the national level, where they received awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Students just like you have had their artwork published on the cover of local magazines. And several students have even had their work displayed in the Senate office building in Washington DC.

And, after leaving the Bay View family, our students study at prestigious art schools across the country, like the Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School for Design, Pratt Institute, Massachusetts College of Art, and Philadelphia College of Art.

Senior portfolios created by girls just like you have been included in non art school applications as well, and have helped gain them admission to prestigious colleges and universities, including Ivy League schools.


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