Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program at The Hill School is designed to offer students an array of experiences through various traditional media - drawing, painting, sculpture, photography - and more innovative classes such as video production, web design, and design thinking.

These various arts courses expose students to the fundamentals and principles of art and design. Emphasis is placed on solid composition building along with developing design thinking skills. The visual arts is a unique discipline because great emphasis is placed on the exercise of the imagination and making actual objects with the hands. Not only are students given the opportunity to experience the satisfaction of making art, but they are given life-long skills in using their creativity and increasing the depth of appreciation for art that surrounds them.
Throughout the year, Visual Arts students have many opportunities learn from professional artists: visiting artists-in-residence, guest speakers, and off-campus trips to local studios. 
They also compete locally and nationally including the Scholastic Writing & Art Awards, Wharton Esherick Museum’s Student Competitions, Montgomery County Community College Tri-County High School Art Exhibit, and various other competitions throughout the state and country.

Enjoy Our Students' Artwork

Artwork created by Hill School students enrolled in photography, woodworking, and studio arts courses during the 2019-2020 academic year is displayed in flipbooks for the end-of-the-year virtual art show.  View the Virtual Art Show.

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Arts Courses

Studio Art

  • Studio Art 1 / 2
  • Advanced Studio Art 3
  • Studio Art AP: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design
  • Advanced Studio Art Seminar
  • Art History AP

Fiber Arts  

  • Shibori
  • Silk Painting
  • Batik
  • Advanced Fiber Arts

*Fiber Arts will not be offered during the 2019-20 academic year. 


  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Advanced Video Production


  • Chip Carving
  • Sculpture
  • Woodblock Carving

Ancillary Programs

  • Design Thinking for World Impact
  • Introduction to Web Development