Whether students are interested in mastering three-part harmony, pirouettes, printmaking, or theater props, Visitation offers a wide array of artistic outlets, including theater productions, dance and music groups, vocal and instrumental lessons, visual art classes, creative-minded school publications, technical crew, and crafty clubs.
Our award-winning Nolan Center for the Performing Arts is home to many of our campus art programs. Downstairs, the Dance Studio serves as rehearsal space for our auditioned Dance Ensemble and Irish Dance Club; upstairs, the 500-seat proscenium stage hosts our fall play and spring musical (with sets created by our Tech Crew), as well as numerous performances from our award-winning Visitation Chorus, Madrigals, and others.
Arts at Visitation can be found all over campus—in the St. Joe’s art studio, in the computer labs where students assemble school publications, in our hallways during our Art Show, and in classrooms, where girls fine-tune their artistic skills and gain new perspectives. We also take full advantage of Washington’s vibrant arts scene and myriad museums, and offer field trips and performance opportunities in and around the city that challenge and engage students.
Tech Crew members
school art show
Aesthetics of Art
What color do you see when you listen to classical music? This is the kind of question posed in Aestheics of Art & Music.
This required freshman year class is the intersection of art, history, religion, and English. Students learn to not only talk about art, but articulate the beauty they see in the world.
Through classes, art club, and simply dropping into the studio, there is plenty of time for creativity on campus.
With a variety of professional opportunities to perform, students can find their creative outlet through theater or music.
Creating the set for two drama productions is no easy task, but our students learn skills beyond simply creating.