From Preschool through Grade 12, WIS students have the opportunity to create art in multiple mediums.
There are art studios on both campuses and visual arts classes are a mandatory part of the curriculum through Grade 8.
Each year, several of our grades 11-12 students choose to enroll in IB Visual Arts. During this demanding two-year course, students learn techniques in the use of a variety of media and relate art to its historical and social context. Students acquire sufficient technical skills to produce works of quality and an ability to present this work appropriately.
During their Grade 12 year, IB Visual Arts students present a portfolio of their work to IB examiners. At WIS, the artwork is displayed throughout the Academics, Arts & Athletics Building, and community members are invited to a reception and show in the spring. The art at left includes samples from spring 2017. Students who pursue the visual arts at the Diploma Program level have been recruited by some of the top art colleges/universities in the United States.