Visual Arts

Students looking to work in the visual arts will find no shortage of opportunities to learn, create, and present their work.

With the support of talented teachers and curious classmates, they might find themselves behind the lens of a camera, throwing a pot, or handling a lathe to turn a piece of oak.

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  • Coursework

    Here at Thacher we believe it’s about more than the skill level you reachit’s about the personal challenges you tackle along the way. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses are available in both 2D and 3D mediums, including photography, ceramics, sculpture, studio art, woodworking, as well as AP Studio Art and Art History. Click here to see our course listings.
  • Beyond the Classroom

    Students regularly share their work with the community during group or solo shows, starting with work during the freshman year. Visiting artists introduce students to new techniques and ideas through weekend workshops and seminars, and off-campus visits to studios, galleries, and museums offer new sources of inspiration.


My visual arts teachers provided me with great technical instruction and also encouraged me to explore my own style and voice and to play with new techniques and mediums that I wasnt already comfortable with. Theyve been incredibly supportive as I pursued my experimentation in drawing and mixed-media art. Next year I’ll continue to focus on art at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Piedmont, California