Visual Arts

Visitors to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s immediately encounter our students’ talents in the visual arts. A central focus of our lobby is a space for student art. Our three art studios occupy 1,900 square feet and include a woodshop, kiln room, and etching press.

The arts program is designed to engage each student's interests and talents in a developmentally appropriate fashion. In addition to the academic art program, children may enroll in after-school enrichment programs that include cartooning, jewelry-making, and pottery.

Opportunities are also available for children and parents to work together on projects in afternoon workshops. At the annual art fair, children present their work to parents, teachers, and their schoolmates.



Curriculum Highlights

  • Nursery “Friendship Quilt”
  • Third grade students complete their study of Vincent Van Gogh with a New York City skyscape done in the artist's signature swirl of blended colors
  • Glass-fusing in fifth grade
  • Creation of ceramic animals in fourth grade
  • Woodshop projects: building working wooden lamps and designing and creating wooden trays
  • In seventh and eighth grade, strong focus on realistic drawing skills intermixed with various other long-term projects
  • Movie-making unit in eighth grade, which culminates in the annual Eighth Grade Film Festival