The Lower School Art Curriculum is a completely hands-on program. The students in grades K-3 have art 2 times for 30 minutes in each eight day cycle and grades 4-5 meet 2 times for 45 minutes every in each eight day cycle.
Beginning in Kindergarten, students learn the principles of design with a follow up project that allows them to put to practice what they have learned.
Students are introduced to famous artists – their lives, place in history, style and technique. They then have a chance to create in the style or technique of the artist.
Students gain experience with a variety of media as well, including but not limited to, pencil, colored pencil, paint, oil pastels, and pastels. The girls are also given the opportunity to create three-dimensionally using clay, papier mache, and soft sculpture. Visitation Academy student artwork is also featured each year at the Archdiocesan Art Exhibit at Chesterfield Mall. And, an all-Lower School Art Show is held each year in conjunction with the Lower School Spring Concert.