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Visual Arts

Photographer, painter, sculptor, potter, filmmaker, graphic designer – Madeira offers every girl the chance to experiment with these roles in our art studios and photography lab.

In visual art courses at Madeira, students are exposed to a wide variety of techniques and media for creating art. Students can explore and develop their abilities to reflect and interpret their understanding of the world and of self through this discipline. Weekend trips are scheduled to provide additional exposure to Washington, D.C.-area galleries, museums, and art centers, as well artists living and working in the area. 

Courses offered include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, ceramics, and graphic design. In all courses, students are exposed to a wide variety of styles and media through guest artists and field trips to Washington-area galleries, museums, and art centers, as well as slides and films.