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The mission of the AMSA Art Department is to stimulate the imagination of our students and teach them to solve problems creatively. Our 6th-8th grade classes combine Art with History and are taught chronologically in order to match the AMSA History and Literature curriculum. Courses offered to the Upper School students are designed to deepen and expand upon the student’s understanding of Art across periods of time and through various cultures.

Winter and Spring Arts Nights -- Twice a year we celebrate AMSA’s visual arts and performing arts. Below are images from 2020 Winter Arts Night. View videos of performances.

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Art Dept. News


Lydia Azar (Gr 9) and Keira Manning (Gr 10) tied for 1st place in this year's Arts Night cover contest! The winning artwork will be in the program. The original pieces, as well as those of runners up Marie Nugent (Gr 9) and Caroline Walczak (Gr 9), will be on display at Arts & Science Night on May 18. Stop by to see all the amazing artwork and science research produced by AMSA students!

Day of the Dead Celebration

Spanish National Honor Society celebrated Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday when families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a reunion. Ms. Makynen helped students decorate mini skulls in bright colors, a tradition meant to celebrate the departed souls.  photos

Tour of Arts Night 2022

This is just a sampling of the art displays at Arts and Science Night, which showcased the talent, creativity, and artistic skills of our students!

Ms. Terrill's Assistant

Ms. Terrill shared a glimpse of her home “art classroom” complete with her furry teacher’s assistant!