Working in both traditional and contemporary art-making materials, RCDS art students in all divisions explore a broad range of possibilities for personal, creative, visual expression. They are granted wide latitude to develop their own ideas and styles while simultaneously honing the skills necessary to bring those ideas to fruition. Our classes are both rigorous and fun, and they offer an engaging respite from the school day. Teamwork and positive social support are highly valued in all of our studio classrooms. To help contextualize student work, projects are often supplemented with art history presentations and trips to local museums and galleries. In 2018, the school opened the Cohen Center for the Creative Arts, a state-of-the-art facility that houses our Middle School and Upper School visual arts programs, in addition to a makerspace and theater program.

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Focal Point: Student Photography Publication

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Visual Arts News

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