Every student who takes a Visual Arts course has her work publicly displayed in one of our continuous exhibition areas around school. Our students express themselves and experiment in many media, from paint to pencils, clay to cray-pas... even to pixels - used in the study of digital photography.
Five Visual Arts studios give Westover students plenty of space to work, with separate studios for ceramics, drawing and painting, advanced placement art, photography, printmaking, needle arts, and introductory art courses. And classes are small and intimate.
Many of our teachers are working artists/mentors: our Photography teacher spent six months in China, taking thousands of digital images; our Painting teacher is a professional artist, who recently had her works on display in Chicago. Our Needle Arts teacher is a columnist for the online fiber arts magazine KnittySpin, and her designs and articles have appeared in Knitty, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, and Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain. The Head of our studio art program is married to a working artist who shows at Hirschl and Adler in NYC, and her father-in-law, also an acclaimed painter, shows at Spanierman Gallery in New York. Art is a way of life for our studio teachers, both in and out of the classroom.