The Ashley Hall visual arts program provides every student with a firm foundation of artistic skills through a sequential program of instruction based on the study of aesthetics, art criticism, art history and art production.
All visual arts students (K-12) explore a wide range of media and learn different techniques, in both two- and three-dimensional form. Activities are often selected to make an interdisciplinary connection with other subject areas.
Lower and Intermediate School students take art classes every year, with assignments often tied to cross-curricular work. This program encourages self-expression while being sensitive to each child's needs and abilities, allowing girls to become self-confident and secure in decision making and creative ability.
In the Upper School, the arts are elective subjects. One credit of drawing, painting or design is required for graduation. Many students take four years of coursework to master one or more of the disciplines. AP Studio Art is also offered; students build a portfolio in drawing or 2D/3D Design. Ashley Hall students have a legacy of winning area art contests, and those students who apply to undergraduate fine arts programs do so with great success.