Visual & Media Arts

Studio Art

The studio art program provides students with a rich array of traditional practices in two-dimensional visual arts, the foundation of which is drawing and composition.


Photography students practice in analog and digital media, and explore a wide range of genres, methods, and techniques.

Graphic Design

Graphic design students apply their design skills to packaging and branding, layout design, information, and web design.

Sculpture/ 3D Design


In the Sculpture/3D Design program, students use a variety of materials and platforms to explore 3D art-making. Students work with paper, plaster, twine, clay, and other sculpture materials to build projects in physical space. 


Media Arts & Film


The essence of the media arts program is time-based storytelling. Sound, animation, film, and video are explored as independent narrative art forms and for how they work together. 



The Visual Arts & Media Department presents The Installation Project at Windward, an annual artist-in-residency for installation and new media artists to create work in an exciting educational setting.

The Gold Standard 

The 2019 Scholastic Art Awards (SAA) competition, a prestigious nationwide contest championed by the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers, shines a spotlight on burgeoning artists in grades 7-12 with an emphasis on graduating Seniors.
The Scholastic Art Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. This year Windward had 12 Gold Key winners. Congratulations to all students who received awards!

A special congratulations goes to Megan Glassner '19 whose painting, “God’s Choice,” received a National Silver Scholastic Art Award, which is a tremendous honor for both Megan and the School. Receiving a national medal placed Megan in the top 1% of all works of art submitted.