The VPA Visual Art program is directed toward serious and passionate students who want their art work to be an expressive interpretation of their inner thoughts and feelings. This happens when students feel comfortable and nurtured, which they are in the VPA Visual Art Program. Every day students are encouraged to think differently, to dream, and to go beyond expectations. And every day the students deliver. Teachers provide individual instruction, which helps students develop the skills and confidence they need to acquire for a career in an art profession.

Because the VPA allows students to work continuously in their art for three hours every school day, emerging artists are able to immerse themselves into their projects. Our 9,000 square feet of studio space houses an array of supplies and mediums for everything from metalwork to screen printing, offering our students a virtuously unlimited arena in which their imaginations can run wild. If they can dream it, they can make it in the Visual Art Department.

Steven Strenk

Fine Arts Chair

Cathie Janssen


Jeff Cornwell