The arts provide a balance throughout the curriculum that is particularly important for the development of the whole person. Everyone is an artist, and Immaculate Heart encourages each student to find her way, by providing a challenging, supportive atmosphere in which individual creativity and self-expression with confidence can be nurtured.

The visual arts program is designed to introduce students to different artistic skills and techniques. Students are given the opportunity to explore a variety of media to develop their technical skills and explore their own creative voices. Creating work influenced by diverse factors of identity such as gender, culture, values, and religious traditions, each student will gain not only an appreciation for work made by others but also of her own potential artistic contributions. In addition, students will be encouraged to take advantage of the abundant opportunities to experience art in and around Los Angeles through visits to galleries and museums.

Visual Arts at IH

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  • In the Curriculum

    Classes introduce students to tools and techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, calligraphy, photography and graphic arts to create visual art. 
  • Annual Art Shows

    Middle school students display their art work at our annual Spring Showcase Night, and art pieces created by high school students are exhibited during the annual Art Show in May. Both events are open to parents, families and friends.
  • Clubs & Activities

    Life outside the classroom is filled with events and activities that provide additional opportunities for students to create visual art, including the school's online newspapers, literary arts magazines, and clubs like the Art Appreciation Club.
  • Awards & Competitions

    Student artists have been recognized for their talents in various art competitions such as the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the annual Congressional Art Competition. Our students have also displayed their work in exhibits around Los Angeles, such as the annual Robert Graham Memorial Student Art Exhibit at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Student Art Projects

An independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.