Visual Arts Program
The visual arts program includes courses that develop the potential and talent of our student artists. Students have the opportunity to take introductory courses all the way up to AP Studio Art Drawing or AP Studio Art 2-D Design. Intermediate courses include ceramics and painting classes, and these are offered on the honors level. Every art student participates in a semester exhibit for the school community.
Over several years, fine arts graduates have studied art at four-year university programs and arts colleges. College scholarships have included University of Cincinnati, Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Savannah College of Art and Design. Past students are present day architects, artists, art directors, graphic artists, web designers, visual effects artists, landscape architects, fashion designers, illustrators, art instructors and professors.
Visual Art Accolades
- Recent AP Studio Art students in the most recent three years of the course scored a 100% pass rate on AP Studio Art Drawing and AP Studio Art 2-D Design exams.
- The Charleston Artist Guild High School Seniors Art Contest was held in March 2016. A jury of professional artists recognized Michelle Chun as one of the top four artists in the competition. She has received the $1000 Founders Scholarship.
- Two Bishop England students were recognized in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Southeast Art Region-At-Large.
- In the Ceramics and Glass category, Makena Roe was recognized for her wheel thrown and hand altered works from the potter’s wheel. Makena’s works were selected for four Gold Key, one Silver Key and one Honorable Mention awards. This was Makena’s first time entering the competition.
- Hye Rim Chun, also known as Michelle Chun, was recognized in the Southeast Art Region-at-Large in the categories of Drawing and Illustration, Architecture, and Mixed Media. As a twelfth grader, Michelle also participated in last year’s competition. In Drawing and Illustration, Michelle was selected for a Silver Key and a Gold Key award. Michelle has also been selected for Honorable Mention in the categories of Architecture and Mixed Media.
- Michelle Chun received an Honorable Mention (Painting) from 2015 Southeast Region-At-Large of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
2016 Coastal Carolina Fair Winners
· In Youth Ceramics competition, two students received first place awards: Morgan O’Donnel and Jackie Hanna.
2015 Coastal Carolina Fair Winners
· Michelle Chun received one of four Exchange Club of Charleston awards for her still life drawing.
· In Youth Ceramics competition, two students received first place awards: Makena Roe and Avery McMurtry.