Visual Arts

Urban’s Visual and Studio Art 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 artwork on display throughout the school during much of the year. A culminating experience for many students is the Senior Winter Art Show.