Visual Arts Program/Art Camp

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

The winner of the 2019-2020 Annual Art Contest sponsored by the Principal was Mary James Crawford for her Prismacolor drawing “Peace on the Marsh.” Second Place was awarded to Shawna Swanson, and Third Place was awarded to Gillian McMurtry.

2019 Coastal Carolina Fair Winners

In Youth Ceramics, First Place ribbons were awarded to Patricia George and Russ Williamson. Two students won second place ribbons: Gabriel Autrey and Patricia George. A third place ribbon was awarded to Cornelia Musmanno. In Youth Photography, a second place ribbon was awarded to Nicole Boyd, and honorable mention ribbons were awarded to Nicole Boyd and Grace Skultety.

• Recent AP Studio Art students in the most recent four 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 is held each year. In 2019 Angelica Bramlett received the Martin Ahrens $1000 Scholarship for a watercolor and Prismacolor Drawing. In 2018 Rebecca Poole received an Of Interest award for an original painting.

• The winner of the 2018-2019 Annual Art Contest sponsored by the Principal was Angelica Bramlett for her acrylic painting “The Island.” Second Place went to Gillian McMurtry, and Third Place went to Shawna Swanson.

• The winner of the 2017-2018 Annual Art Contest sponsored by the Principal was Rebecca Poole for her Prismacolor drawing “The Eye.” Second Place went to Braylee Bennett.

2018 Coastal Carolina Fair Winners

In Youth Ceramics First Place ribbons went to Sammy Gress and Alexa Torres. Two students received second place ribbons: Emma Johnson and Jack Todd. A third place ribbon was awarded to Alexa Torres. Grace Hotchkiss was the recipient of Youth Creative Arts First Place Best in Show and Youth People’s Choice Award. In the Youth Art Competition Angelica Bramlett was the winner of a Judge’s award for painting.

2017 Coastal Carolina Fair Winners

In Youth Ceramics one student received a first place ribbon for ceramic sculpture: Gabrielle DeMarco. Two students received second place ribbons: Emmie Butler and Cameron Posadas. Two students received third place ribbons: Anthony Battista and Alejandra Gómez.


Fall Art Exhibit Tues, Nov. 19, 2019
Spring Art Exhibit Thurs, April 23, 2020
Exhibit times are 4:30-5:30