Visual Arts

The scope and sequence of visual arts education includes aesthetics, art criticism and the production of works of art. 

The visual arts empowers today’s student to think independently, abstractly and creatively. Through the arts, students learn how to employ their unique gifts to become thoughtful members of society in a social and spiritual context within God's community. The visual arts provide the student an opportunity to decipher a visual problem from more than one point of view.  Creating an environment which is purposeful within the studio setting builds confidence within the student.  Analyzing their own work and their peers builds the student’s critical thinking skills.  Students will develop an appreciation for the visual arts and its relevance within our everyday lives.  

Mike Elson is Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department. Kristen Rich teaches art and ceramics. 

Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to three Prout students for receiving recognition at the regional level in the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards.

Out of those thousands of submissions, Lillian Borke’s Gold Key piece will move on to the national contest. This is Borke’s first year qualifying for the prestigious awards. Both Evette LaComb and Kate Plunkett have won Scholastic Art Awards previously. 

The Scholastic Art Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Works are judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice. Students across America submitted nearly 350,000 original works this year.