Arts at VAVisual Arts
The Visual Arts department at Vermont Academy works with a wide variety of mediums, which include drawing, painting, collage, pottery, woodworking, and media arts including filmmaking and photography.
Each Visual Arts course combines an understanding of art skills and concepts along with students’ personal creativity. We hope to cultivate visual literacy at Vermont Academy through our classes, our art displays, guest artists, and field trips/weekend trips. Students are always encouraged to bring their own personal style to their work while we teach them essential lessons that relate to the technical level of the class.
Our arts faculty, who are working artists themselves, encourage their students to enter juried competitions such as the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Each spring, courtesy of the Bob '37 and Beth Campbell Endowment Fund for the Arts and Lecture Series, all seniors are invited to participate in a competition to have their art be purchased by Vermont Academy for our permanent collection.