Montverde Academy art students are exposed to a variety of materials, technology, art-making techniques, and historical, cultural, and contemporary artists and art practices. Throughout the semester, students gain a better understanding of self-expression and the roles that art play in everyday life.
Outside of the classroom setting, VPA and National Art Honor Society students meet on a weekly basis to combine their creativity and passion for art to bring our community together through art making experiences. Students host several events throughout the year both on and off campus.
Advanced art students and Advanced Placement Art History students attend an annual field trip to one of several nearby art museums. Various art-making experiences are offered by art students for community members to participate in, and visiting artists come to educate our students on special techniques. Upper School VPA and NAHS students have an “art buddy” program with our Lower School art students.
Students who are avid amateur artists or who are planning on a career in art may choose to be in the SAC VPA/Art diploma program. Students in this program take a rigorous four-year curriculum that lifts them to the top level of high school visual artists. At graduation, they earn a special diploma that signifies their extra efforts and accomplishments in visual arts and a special portfolio of their high school art career is sent to every college for which they apply. Montverde Academy understands how selective today's colleges and universities have become, and the portfolio helps to set our students apart. Participating in the SAC VPA program, along with the experience gained at the Academy, enhance students' chances of being accepted into an accomplished collegiate art program.