The Greenwich Academy visual arts program encourages artistic expression in every student. With a curriculum designed for the successful development of fine arts skills, teachers in all three divisions help students fulfill their individual potential by offering wide-ranging and age-appropriate opportunities to experiment with materials and media. Students learn to communicate in an original, personal style. They pursue the study of aesthetics, art history, art criticism, and contemporary developments through class work, field trips, visiting artists, and exhibitions by professionals and by the students themselves. Interdisciplinary collaborations thrive within the Visual Arts Department, as well as in combination with many other arts disciplines and academic departments. All students leave Greenwich Academy with a firm foundation in the visual arts and a love and appreciation of the visual arts that will last them a lifetime.
The school’s visual arts facilities include:
- Six art rooms, including a painting and ceramics studio
- Film lab and screening room
- Computer art lab
- Design and Engineering Lab equipped with 2D machines including a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and large format printer, 3D printers, a milling machine, and a ShopBot (a computer driven router).
- Luchsinger Gallery and Jacobs Lobby, a 1400 square foot gallery space for professional artist and student exhibitions
Student artwork is exhibited throughout the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools as well as in the Luchsinger Gallery, Jacobs Lobby and the Dining Hall, and in slide shows in Massey Theater and on the school’s website and digital screens throughout the school. Pieces produced by students in all three divisions are chosen for the school’s yearly holiday greeting cards, on a rotating basis.