The visual arts faculty provides all students, including the artistically-inexperienced and the very sophisticated, opportunities to discover their ability, the world around them and different cultures. Your exploration occurs through studying artistic techniques, methods, concepts and histories of various visual arts.
Through all of these studies, whether individual or communal, you are encouraged to represent personal interests and experiences in your work. In becoming aware of this personal subject matter, while relating it both to the materials of the Masters and their peers, you will discover and develop unique subject matter and means of expression. All such activities are intended to foster the growth of the intellectual curiosity and creative sensitivity necessary for a full, satisfying and Christian life.
The art curriculum is designed to encourage and develop skills and personal growth. To these ends, its goals include experiences in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking—while stressing art history, criticism, aesthetics and the compositional elements and principles of art and design.
Students use technology, including iPads, digital video editing software, and design and photo-manipulation programs to advance their understanding of how to create and interpret visual art and discover contemporary methods of creative problem solving in real-world applications.
One credit of visual and/or performing arts is required for graduation.
Purchase Prize Awards
The goal is to fill the walls of Hoban with years and years of student artwork that reflects the talent and creative thinking of our students. To create this gallery, Hoban established the Purchase Prize Award in 2014.
The many pieces of art that are now hanging at Hoban are each documented with a plaque engraved with the year of purchase and the student's name.