Solebury School offers a wide array of visual art classes. Each of these classes is taught by a professional artist. Students can take introductory classes which provide classical training in drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography, and then go on to pursue any of these disciplines at a higher level. For example, we are one of only 10 schools in the country that offers a Life Drawing class, an evening class for advanced students where they learn to draw live models.
Our most advanced students can take AP Studio Art where they can receive college credit while creating a portfolio to show to colleges.
"At Solebury, I realized that I could connect to the arts. I didn’t have to be just ‘good at math.’ A lot of people say great engineers are actually great artists, because they look at the world in a different way. Photography has helped me see the world in new ways, and now I can’t live without it. It was my teacher at Solebury who discovered that quality in me." —KRYSTAL HU '17
May 2017 Visual Arts Newsletter
May 2017 Newsletter
View works from our AP artists and more.
April 2017 Newsletter
All about Arts Festival Week!
January 2017 Newsletter
Learn about our Middle School's Intro to the Arts class. Plus: our AP artist of the month.
November / December 2017 Newsletter
View figurative and portrait work, learn about collages, and meet our AP artist of the month.
October 2016 Newsletter
Browse works by our Beginning Painting & Drawing students, and our Life Drawing class. Plus, our AP Artist of the month.
September 2016 Newsletter
Why you should get involved in the Arts program! Plus, our AP Artist of the month, book-making and more.
May/June 2016 Newsletter
Politics in AP Art and Printmaking class, and mixed media in Figure Drawing class.
April 2016 Newsletter
Solebury School's Arts Festival Week and an AP class update.
The Bucks County High School Art Exhibition. Plus, Haolun is our Art Student of the Month.
February 2016 Newsletter
Kate is our Art Student of the Month. Plus, more explorations of color and samples from our archives.
January 2016 Newsletter
Life portraits, how color impacts us, and ceramics. Leah is our Art Student of the Month.
November / December 2016 Newsletter
Charlotte is our Art Student of the Month, and highlights from our Life Drawing class.
Sept / Oct 2016 Newsletter
Why students should build a portfolio and how to get started.