The Visual Arts Program at The Hill School is designed to offer students an array of experiences through various traditional media - drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, woodworking - as well as web design and filmmaking.
Studio Art 1, 2, 3 Honors
Photography / Advanced Photography
Filmmaking and Visual Storytelling
Advanced Filmmaking and Visual Storytelling
Introduction to Web Design
AP 2-D / AP 3-D Art and Design (college-level courses)
AP Drawing (college-level course)
Advanced Studio Art Seminar (college-level course)
AP Art History
Fiber Arts/Advanced Fiber Arts
View the Course Catalog for more information.
Meet Our Visual Arts Instructors:
Senior Master Teacher of the Arts Ellen O. Nelson P'10 '13 has taught multiple levels of studio art and art history throughout her time at The Hill. Ellen also is the Coordinator of the Boyer Gallery and has had her work displayed in numerous galleries and exhibits throughout her career.
Athey Family Master Teacher of the Arts and Chair of the Arts Department Diane Deery P'21 '23 teaches woodworking and photography. An environmental artist, Ms. Deery has displayed her art in several exhibits throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She also has participated in artist-in-residence programs in Iceland, Philadelphia, and South Africa (2022).
Nathan Taubkin '17 arrived at The Hill in 2021 after completing his B.A. in Cinema Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio. He serves as the Electronic Media Studio Coordinator and Teaching Fellow, teaching Introduction to Filmmaking and and Visual Storytelling and Journalism.
Artwork by Athey Family Master Teacher of the Arts and Chair of the Arts Department Diane Deery P'21 '23 currently is featured in the InLiquid: New Now V and Moore College of Arts and Design’s Juried Alumni Biennial: Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations exhibits.
A total of 15 Hill students have artwork is on display at the 8th Annual Tri-County High School Exhibition through Apil 8.
Eight Hill School students received recognition for their artwork and photography.