Visual Arts

Our Visual Art program offer beginners and advanced artists alike ample opportunity for personal exploration and public recognition. Small classes allow for deep engagement with faculty and fellow students; while five studios offer plenty of space to work in ceramics, drawing and painting, advanced placement art, photography, printmaking, needle arts, and introductory art courses. The work of our Visual Art students is publicly displayed in one of the continuous exhibition areas located around campus.

As is the case with many of our other programs, we take advantage of our proximity to major metropolitan areas to continue the learning off campus. Our studio art classes typically take field trips to New York City museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Frick Collection, and International Center for Photography.

Student Work

Fall Term

For one project this fall, Drawing II students in Jill Verzino's class studied the cross sections of cabbages, using the patterns they found within those cabbages to create abstract drawings. The use of line, pattern, and color within the pieces varied quite a bit from student to student, which made presenting the drawings together in Math Corridor interesting and thought provoking.

Course offerings

  • AP Studio
  • Ceramics (Handbuilding & Throwing)
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Photography
  • Needle Arts
To read course descriptions, please visit our curriculum guide

Studio Spaces & Facilities

The 2017 Lantern

The Lantern, Westover's literary magazine, features current Visual Arts students and their work.
Click here to read the publication.

The 2016 edition was the first publication produced in full color.

Click here to see the digital version