Visual Arts

Upper School Visual Arts

"The important thing is to create."
Pablo Picasso

Our visual art faculty cultivates, inspires and challenges young people both individually and collaboratively as they increase aesthetic awareness, craft a creative spirit, cultivate problem solving and refine both decision making skills and a discerning sensibility toward their visual environment. Visual Art enriches The Walker School learning experience since students learn a common language while working in a variety of media. We embrace the creative process, allowing learners to explore the role of art in their lives and world cultures.

Upper School Visual Arts

Upper School students may choose from a variety of specialized studio classes that promote the development of artistic and perceptual skills. Each course includes the history of the discipline, creative use of materials and relevant vocabulary. Students are not only engaged in learning techniques, but also to think conceptually and critically about art. We encourage students to take risks as they seek to convey original visual interpretive responses to a variety of issues. Whether their artistic journey is just beginning or becoming more focused, Upper School art students are challenged to creatively explore their world around them.

Art Club

Walker’s Art Club provides students with a passion or interest in visual art the opportunity to come together, create and discover. The club engages students and the entire campus through a variety of visual arts activities. Students meet after school to share ideas, learn new techniques, and create art work, collaborative projects, public art and visual displays.  Art Club members are encouraged to participate in art shows, visit artist studios, art galleries and museums.  

Photography Club

Walker's Photography Club provides an opportunity for students interested to come together as a group and build upon their skills and creativity in the photographic processes. The club is dedicated to interact with everyone on campus through the camera lenses in fun ways.  Students meet after school to share theme-based work, take part in critiques, view established photographers' work, enter shows, and participate in field trips.