Visual Art Courses at The Governor's Academy

Our robust selection of courses in visual art include architecture, ceramics, film, lighting and sound, photography, carpentry for theater, and studio art. You can take a deeper dive into the art of storytelling through film, discover the finer points of lighting and sound for theatre, or transform a white canvas into an award-winning painting.

A student learning from a teacher during ceramics class at The Governor's Academy.


Visual Arts Courses

Carpentry for the Theater
Advanced Carpentry for the Theater
Lighting & Sound
Ceramics I
Ceramics II: Building & Beyond
AP Clay & 3-D
3-D Design  
3-D Experimentation/Mixed Media
History of Cinema
Advanced Film & Animation
Honors Research Seminar in Documentary Filmmaking
Photo I
Photo II
AP Photography
Introductory Studio Art
Intermediate Studio Art
AP Studio Art
Independent Study in Visual Arts

A student painting the sunset over the ocean during studio art class at The Governor's Academy.


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Award Winning Artists

In the 2022 art contest, 19 students won 37 awards. Broken down, students won 7 Gold Keys, 12 Silver Keys, and 18 Honorable Mentions. Especially impressive are the 6 awards that our students won for their portfolio work, which is considered the most advanced level of art in the competition!

Especially impressive was the top art portfolio award El Mlawski '22 earned for her ceramics portfolio "Beneath the Surface" — one of the highest honors at the regional level.