The Fine Arts Department at Benedictine develops the student as a creative thinker and confident problem solver. Students are prepared not only for art classes at the collegiate level but, for any career path chosen by providing them with a truly well rounded liberal arts experience.
Fine Arts at a Military School?
Benedictine is blessed to have one of the finest art facilities in the region. The school has a main art room, ceramic lab, fully functioning darkroom, and computer graphics lab.
The courses are set up to build skills in originality and mastery of technique, while incorporating art history. We take pride in successfully teaching the students how produce professional artwork.
The main art room is equipped to explore all 2D media from printmaking to spray paint to oil painting. Our ceramic lab includes 10 pottery wheels, a 16.5 cubic foot high/low fire kiln, a 7 cubic foot Raku kiln, work stations for hand building ceramics, and a complete safety air filtration system. We are equipped to explore many forms of sculpture from wood to wire to plaster. Our main building also includes a darkroom for black and white film processing and paper printing. Our computer lab provides an environment where students work with Photoshop and explore the graphic arts.
In order to stay active in the art community and offer exposure for inspiration, we have field trips throughout the year. Places we have traveled include: Washington DC (National Portrait Gallery, Horshhorn Museum, The National Gallery, The Botanical Gardens, and The Freer Gallery), New York City (The MOMA, The MET, and The Guggenheim), and Philadelphia (Rodin Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art).
Every year students from Benedictine College Preparatory have been accepted to and attended art colleges and universities including Virginia Commonwealth University, Savannah College of Art and Design, New York University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Many of whom have received partial and full scholarships to attend college university. Even students who have not chosen to major or minor in art have been commissioned for their photography and paintings, due to the art background received at Benedictine College Preparatory.
- Art 1 - Introduction to Art and Design
- 2D Media - Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
- 3D Media I and II - Sculpture, Ceramics
- Photography and Graphic Design
- Photography II
- Advanced Placement Studio Art – 2D Media/3D Media
- Pipe and Drum Corps I
- Pipe and Drum Corps II
- Pipe and Drum Corps III
- Pipe and Drum Corps IV