St. Catherine’s offers a comprehensive Visual Arts program beginning with Early Learners (age 3)-grade 12. Our curriculum supports and fosters skills to develop art skills and techniques, encourage individual expression, creative thinking and problem solving. 

The Lower School art studio, given by the Halsey Family, is a bright and cheerful space and is housed in McCue Hall. The Lower School art program focuses on introduction to art history and learning about art in the global world, exploration of media to enhance skills and techniques, and expression of self. Classes are offered for all students in the Lower School, grades K-4. Lower School students' art is showcased throughout the St. Catherine's campus and larger community.  
The Grace Branch Moore Fine Arts Center, which houses the Upper School art program, includes a ceramics studio, a darkroom with 10 enlargers and a bright and spacious art studio. Classes are offered in art foundation, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics/sculpture, advanced art and darkroom photography. 

The Rennolds Art Gallery in Turner Hall features exhibitions by local and regional artists, school faculty and students. Student artwork is also featured regularly throughout the campus.

St. Catherine’s girl’s artwork is displayed locally in different venues. Their artwork is also submitted regularly to regional and national competitions, including the prestigious Scholastic Art Awards, consistently receiving awards.

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Diego Sanchez

    Diego Sanchez 

    Visual Arts Department Chair; Teacher, U.S. Art
    (804) 288-2804 ext 3039
    Virginia Commonwealth University - M.F.A.
    Virginia Commonwealth University - B.A.
  • Photo of Claire McCarty

    Claire McCarty 

    Teacher, Upper School Ceramics
  • Photo of Sarah Powers

    Sarah Powers 

    Teacher, AP Art History
  • Photo of Pamela Shelor

    Ms. Pamela Shelor 

    Teacher, M.S. Art
    (804) 568-6358
    Virginia Commonwealth University - B.F.A.
  • Photo of Catherine Both

    Mrs. Catherine Both 

    Lower School Art Teacher
    804-288-2804 ext. 1708
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