The visual arts curriculum at Hampton Roads Academy creates an environment for all students – from the Lower to the Upper School – to stretch creatively to find solutions that extend beyond the studio. Visual arts courses provide the framework for students to take risks creating conceptual as well as emotional connections to their work. Students are given the opportunity to develop a high level of proficiency using techniques in a variety of media that ranges from traditional studio, darkroom and ceramics to digital photography.
Throughout the year, members of National Art Honor Society are given the opportunity to participate in and promote the visual arts through numerous art events both on campus and in the local community. Members contribute to and sponsor the annual Juried Art Show as well as local art festivals, art competitions, The Memory Project, large-scale projects for permanent display at HRA and activities for Lower School students. Membership is based on Art Scholarship, service and character.