Pope John Paul II's visual arts program presents a wide range of artistic techniques, ultimately developing a student's personal artistic identity. The first-class visual art studios are designed for 2D and 3D projects. Equipment for photography and advanced computer graphics and design is also available. Students may elect to pursue up to four years of visual arts in the areas of drawing, sculpting, digital media, media and marketing, photography, and yearbook. Students choosing to focus on visual arts all four years are sure to develop into autonomous artists as they work toward building a cohesive portfolio.
JPII student-artists consistently receive recognition and awarded Silver and Gold Key awards from National Scholastic Arts.
Join us in congratulating our Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients in the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Award contest. Adrianna Cadena (11th) won the highest award with a Gold Key for her linoleum print "Psychedelic Ghosts". She also won a Silver Key for her mixed media paint and collage "4me". Mia Roettger (12th) won a Silver Key for her photograph "When the Skies are Blue". Dylan Wood (12th) won a Silver Key for his mixed media ink "Hex" and an Honorable Mention for an acrylic painting titled "Fro". Lauren Cameron (12th) won an Honorable Mention for collage "Limbs".
2018-2020 Program Highlights
- Students’ work received awards in several competitions, including The Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, Sumner County Studio Art Show, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Student Art Show.
- 100% pass rate for AP 2D Design
- Students used their talents to serve and support the school community and outside the community by providing artwork for school publications and the Hendersonville Public Library.
- One student attended Watkins’ Pre-College art program