Visual Arts

Boys learn by doing, creating, shaping. 

At McCallie, boys weld, throw pots, paint, draw, and photograph. After exposing students to the basics in skills and ideas, McCallie boys have a wide variety of opportunities to follow their artistic passions.

The art department faculty works with boys from all ranges of ability, beginning at the most basic level and on the most basic artistic fundamentals, and growing with the boys at their pace, opening their eyes to new media and new means of creative expression.

McCallie offers several courses in studio arts, including both 2-D and 3-D. These courses incorporate almost every artistic medium imaginable, from drawing and painting to sculpture, pottery, photography and advanced design. In addition, there is a faculty-led Video Club that began in 2015.

"Students have had their photography displayed in the halls of Congress and in 2017-18, a student won a second place in the national Photographic Society of America contest in the Architecture category."

- Dave Hall, Photography teacher


 

How we create