Student artwork hangs in nearly every building on the CA campus. It’s not uncommon to see young artists inspecting the work of older students as they gain inspiration and ideas for their future creations.
Colorado Academy celebrates art throughout the year, by bringing together the Pre-K-Grade 12 community to participate and appreciate making art.

In the fall, the Sculpture Garden is abuzz with students drawing and painting outdoors during The Big Draw

The Pre-K through Grade 8 Showcase spotlights the works of our Lower School and Middle School artists each winter.

In the spring, CA Seniors participate in the Portfolio Program, creating a theme and presenting their creations in a series of unified shows in Ponzio Arts Center.

The school year then culminates in the All-School Arts Festival in May, which again brings student arts outside to create together with many fun artistic stations.

Visual Arts by Division

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  • A young boy draws on the floor at Colorado Academy

    Lower School

    Beginning in the Pre-Kindergarten, our young artists work with our experienced art teachers to learn and explore a range of mediums and art practices. Our philosophy is to expose them to the creative process through a thoughtful balance of play-based learning and building of skills.
  • Middle School

    Our Middle School artists are exposed to a range of art classes, and we encourage them to try as many disciplines as they can. In Grade Six, they take part in an arts rotation that includes studio art in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums. In Grades Seven and Eight, artists have an opportunity to try a variety of trimester electives, including studio art, ceramics, and film.
  • Upper School

    In Upper School, many artists begin to specialize in an area of their choice, while some artists continue to take full advantage of our diverse offerings. Artists that pursue visual arts at an advanced level may apply to the Senior Portfolio program, a renowned experience that allows them to experience the process of a contemporary artist by creating their own body of work, exploring curation and the local Denver arts scene, and collaborating to put together a Senior exhibition in the Ponzio Arts gallery.
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CA Visual Arts Faculty

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  • Katy Hills

    Director of Visual & Performing Arts
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  • Octavia Betz

    Middle & Upper School Digital Media
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  • Karen Donald

    Upper & Middle School Digital Arts/Photography
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  • Alecia Maher

    Upper School Ceramics
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  • Becci Marzonie

    Middle School Ceramics
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  • Jorge Muñoz

    Lower & Middle School Visual Art
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  • Stashia Taylor

    Stashia Taylor

    Upper School Studio Art & Digital Art
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