The Visual Arts Program is designed to stimulate and develop students’ facility with and enthusiasm for creative visual expression in a variety of media. In a range of courses, Urban introduces students to the vast potential of the visual arts as a means of self-expression and as a way to engage their imaginations in giving their ideas aesthetic form.
We encourage independent and flexible thinking as well as discipline and perseverance. We ask students to reflect inward; to demonstrate commitment, curiosity and craft in creating their work; and to be courageous in the process of shaping and re-shaping their aesthetic impulses.
A hallmark of Urban School is the abundant art work on display throughout the school during much of the year, and a culminating experience for many students is the Senior Winter Art Show.
See Visual Arts courses for 2017-18.