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Visual Arts

Taking creative risks, encouraging curiosity, and collaborating with peers is central to creative work.

The Visual Arts Department strives to build student confidence and resilience to fundamentally transform students into creative learners using 21st-century skills.

The curriculum focuses on developing creative understandings and technical proficiency, literacy in a variety of media and expressions, and multiple opportunities to develop a lifelong relationship with the arts. The department supports collaborative cross-curricular opportunities and encourages students to communicate and advocate through the fine arts, seeing this as an important life skill that extends into and complements all other disciplines. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Visual Arts from infant through 12th grade.

Lower School

In the Elementary and Village, visual art is part of the curriculum as a weekly class. Our Young Learners students (Infant - K2) enjoy Art Class four times a week.

Middle School

In Middle School, students can take semester-long art courses.

High School Courses

In High School, GAC offers numerous visual art classes.


Learning Trips

Learning trips focused on the Visual Arts include:

  • Banff, Canada Learning Excursion
  • New York City Learning Excursion
  • Atlanta Art Excursion & Film Class
  • Study Abroad Trips to Europe
  • The High Museum of Art
  • The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
  • Atlanta Civic Center
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Hudgens Center for the Arts


Meredith Ferguson
High School; Visual Arts Department Chair

Tim Baker
High School

Caroline Freeman
High School  

Michelle Wild
Middle & High School 

Tammy Whitworth
Lower School