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Washburn Visual Arts

Washburn's VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT helps students develop their visual art skills in a supportive, rigorous environment. With a dedicated teaching staff and the support of the artistic community, students pursue areas of interest including: drawing, painting, ceramics and IB Art with a general course called Studio Art as a prerequisite

Students will graduate with a broad range of experience and the skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary studies.

WHS Art Department Supply 2016 Wish List

Here's an easy way to make a big difference for our WHS artists! Consider donating items from this list -- you probably have several on hand already. Bring them to the WHS main office or the art classrooms 211 or 325. Thank you!


Monochrome Portraits by WHS students

"Art of the week" board, showing self-portraits painted using a monochromatic color scheme.

YouthConnect T-Shirt Project

Year 1 IB students at WHS created designs using expressive line and space that spoke to the needs of at-risk youth. They screen printed designs on t-shirts, which were used at a YouthConnect event for homeless and highly mobile youth.


Join Art Club!

Art Club is open to all students and meets every other Tuesday in Room 211 from 3:00 to 4:30pm. 


Here are some of the activities we have planned for this year:  

  • Field trips to the Museum of Russian Art, Walker Art Museum, and Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Art film screenings 
  • Visits to artists' studios
  • Studio time with one-on-one teacher help
  • Experimenting with art materials

Ready to join? See Ms. Hinz in room 211 for a permission slip.

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