Pope John Paul II Preparatory School's Visual Arts Program presents a wide range of artistic techniques, ultimately developing a student's personal artistic identity. Our first-class studios are designed for a variety of projects and several mediums within the world of visual art, including ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, painting, and photography. Digital photography uses Adobe products within the editing process. Students may elect to pursue up to four years of visual arts in the areas of drawing and painting, 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.

Pope Prep student artists consistently receive recognition and are awarded Silver and Gold Key awards from National Scholastic Arts. 

Visual Art Events

Program Highlights

  • Student work consistently receives 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 use their talents to serve and support the school community and outside the community by providing artwork for school publications.
  • Students often attend Watkins’ Pre-College art program.

2023 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards

"Human Rights Pavilion" by Carly Le
"Fruit Chute" by Carly Le
"The Theatre" by Molly Olivas
"The Sweet Sound of Summer" by Kaylie Rickert