The visual arts program at Mount Saint Charles emphasizes artistic thinking and the development of creative ideas, capacities to develop for all, not just the “talented few.” Our courses encourage students to find ways of self-expression through drawing, painting, two- and three-dimensional design, computer design, and architecture.
Students have many opportunities to connect through visual arts in the community, thanks to participation in community outreach programs at local elementary schools and nursing homes. Mount’s Visual Arts Department also participates in numerous outside art exhibitions and contests including the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Program, “National Duck Stamp contest,” and the Congressional Arts Caucus’ Annual High School Arts Competition.
Throughout the year, professional artists visit Mount to present their art, and work with students on special projects, showing them real-world connections to art in the professional sector.
Students participate in exhibitions and contests including the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Program, National Duck Stamp contest, and the Congressional Art Caucus’ Annual High School Arts Competition
“My favorite aspect of this department is how liberating it is. We will be given an assignment with criteria and the art tools they want us to use, but after that, you can really do whatever you want with the project. Art is very freeing … allowing students to take creative risks.” – Julia Kamp, Class of 2020