Visual Arts

We ask students to see themselves as artists and use their experiences and imagination to cultivate their personal and collective voices.

The Visual Arts Department at North Shore Country Day is composed of a group of artist-teachers who support the development of the whole child as a visual, global citizen by focusing on big ideas and inspiring a spirit of service. Each division supports student-artists’ growth by using techniques and tools from contemporary practices, design thinking, global perspectives and social justice initiatives.

Our curriculum creates opportunities for student-artists to confidently envision, engage and persist in their creative practices. As artist-teachers, we strive to provide project objectives that invite a diversity of student voices and ask learners to creatively ideate, revise and reflect on their successes and failures. Students engage in constructive critique to practice giving and receiving feedback as part of one’s artistic practice. Outside of our classrooms, we display student work in all divisional spaces in addition to carefully curated professional exhibitions in our John Almquist Gallery.

The John Almquist Art Gallery

Named after beloved art teacher John Almquist, the gallery is features numerous exhibits throughout the year showcasing student, faculty alumni and invited guests artists. 

Our Visual Arts Curriculum