Visual Arts Program Overview

“Art has a unique capacity to take one or other facet of the message and translate it into colors, shapes and sounds which nourish the intuition of those who look and listen.” - Pope John Paul II, Letter to Artists (1999)

As part of the Saint Columbkille Partnership School curriculum, students in PreK through grade 8 create a wide variety of artwork focused around technique, art history, and their own creative imagination. The children are exposed to a variety of art media: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, printing, and the study of art history. Students have the opportunity to explore 3D art, using weaving, paper mache, as well as paper and clay sculpture.

Recently, a generous benefactor of Saint Columbkille donated funds to purchase a kiln that has allowed art classes to mold, glaze and fire clay sculptures. Set up in a dedicated art room, the kiln is one of the few available to elementary and middle school students in Boston. The first ceramics project, a beautiful and unique set of chameleons, was completed by grade 8 art students.

Loyola Academy students are introduced to the elements of art: color, line, shape, space, texture and perspective. Art projects connect to content in English and History, including the European Renaissance, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement and the Holocaust.

Learn more about our Art Teacher, Mrs. Allie Falconer.