Our arts curriculum is set up to foster your own individual skill, talent, and creativity. Art I is a one-semester studio course which allows you to explore a range of media and the basics of design. Advanced studio courses give you the chance to pursue your special interest - whether ceramics, painting, or other media - on an individual basis specially designed for independent work. And AP Art History explores the interaction of politics, economics and religion with the art of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas from prehistoric time to the 21st century.
The art department enters student work in several local arts competitions, and students not currently enrolled in an art class are also welcome to submit entries. In recent years, Christ School students have won Gold Key, Silver Key, American Vision, and Docents' Choice Awards in the regional Scholastic Competition, and have had artwork go to the national Scholastic Competition. A Christ School student has won the district Congressional Art Contest, and had his work displayed in the nation's Capitol Building for a year.
Students also have the opportunity to have their work published in Christ School's annual journal of writing and art, Struan.
Finally, Christ School offers the Weil Award, which was set up to recognize artistic ability and to assist students in advancing their interests and talents. This annual $2,000 award, given to a current student, can be used to help finance a student's education at Christ School or for supplies and additional instruction.