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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.

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.