Visual Arts

The Bishop McNamara visual arts program provides opportunities for our students to develop their understanding and appreciation of the visual by exposing students to sculpture and ceramics, computer graphics, painting, photography, graphic arts, mechanical drawing, art history and internet web page design.

We offer a wide selection of visual art courses designed with college-bound students in mind. Whether taught in the studio or computer labs, these courses focus on skills like composition building/layout, elements and principles of design, mastery of materials, and with an emphasis on observational drawing skills. We provide students with an opportunity to experiment with a variety of media and materials using hands-on strategies and emerging technologies. In addition, we offer Advanced Placement courses and other portfolio development opportunities.

Our visual arts program is built on the understanding that exploration through visual art not only enriches a child's scope and view of the world, but also engages high order thinking skills which are crucial for problem solving and achievement.

Our students' art is posted at Artsonia.com, an online museum of art for students.

Go to Artsonia-BMHS' Online Art Gallery


Visual Arts Courses

Drawing

Color

Advanced Drawing

Graphic Design

Digital Photography

AP Studio Art: 2D Photography

Portfolio Development


Fine Arts News

Get your tickets for the String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble concert on Friday, May 8th!
Congratulations to Ashley Rivett '17 who has won the Cecchetti East Coast Major Syllabus Scholarship for 2015-2016.
Returning to the program where he began, Joesph Webb '96 comes back to speak and dance with students of the BMHS Dance Program.
Neil Wilmoth '17 is honored with two art pieces accepted for the Charles County Arts Alliance in both the fall and winter shows.
Advanced Level Students honored and earn scholarships at Regional Festival in Norfolk, Virginia.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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