Visual Art

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.


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

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Award Winning Artists

Twenty-six Governor's art students won a total of forty four Scholastic Art Awards in 2020. Award winners won:
twelve Gold Keys, fifteen Silver Keys, and seventeen Honorable Mentions. Three of those awards were for Portfolio work, which is considered the most advanced level of art in the competition. 

Especially impressive was the Best In Category award that Nancy Xie ‘21 earned for her ceramics work — one of the highest honors at the regional level.