Visual Arts

About our program

St. Michael’s Visual Arts Department sets a foundation in the fundamentals, appreciation, and application of art. Students learn to express themselves and communicate through a wide variety of art media to include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. Students study the concepts of color theory, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism from a multicultural perspective and learn how to critique their own work.

Many different media are explored throughout the year in these courses: 

  • Visual Studies I: This course is for the student who enjoys the act of creating but does not plan on pursing a career in the visual arts.  It is art making for personal growth, self-expression & stress reduction.
  • 2D Design: Emphasis is on development of 2D design skills, understanding of art theory and concepts, and creation of various quality assignments. 
  • 3D Design:  This course develops a solid foundation of three dimensional design explorations. Students work with a variety of media (paper mache, clay, wire, found objects, etc.) to solve creative problems and create original works of art in three dimensions. 
  • Advanced Art for Majors: This is a college level art course designed for students who have demonstrated outstanding capabilities in expressing themselves, a high degree of commitment, and the attitudes and self discipline of a working artist. Students in this course will work closely with the instructor to create a portfolio in preparation for college acceptance and career.


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  • Brooke  Mackenzie 

    Visual Art & Spanish Instructor

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3000 Barton Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78735  (512) 328-2323
St. Michael's Catholic Academy is mindful of its mission to prepare the student holistically for leadership, service, and decision making consistent with Catholic values; and admit students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate against students with special needs; a full range of services might not be available.