Fine and Studio Art
Our Visual Arts curriculum caters to students of all abilities. Whether you're dabbling in painting for the first time or developing a robust sculpture portfolio for your art school application, you'll have the opportunity to hone your creative voice.
The Horgan Art Studio in Gillespie Hall, which opened in 2012, includes a large central work space for drawing, painting and design classes, a ceramics and 3D design studio, digital photography lab, and private spaces for Portfolio students. It is a first-class facility, one that has bolstered our already strong arts program. Courses in drawing, painting, photography, and portfolio preparation are offered annually. Special topics in 2D and 3D design, including ceramics, fashion design and sewing, as well as independent studies in more advanced topics cycle into the curriculum based on student need and teacher expertise.
Dublin's Advanced Art and Portfolio program is for those students who wish to take their art studies even farther. Geared toward juniors and seniors, this advanced independent study curriculum satisfies our fall and winter sports requirement and allows committed art students to practice their chosen medium more in depth. A considerable amount of art history is also folded into the work. In recent years Dublin students have gone on to pursue their passions at schools such as the Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, New York University, Pratt Institute, Cornell University, and the Art Institute of Boston, among others.
One of the most exciting opportunities for our art students comes in January, when Portfolio students can enter their work at the annual Scholastic Art Awards. It's a competitive event and Dublin has been represented well at this show.