The Visual Arts experience at O’Neill is, like that of our Music and Performing Arts programs, very rich and highly regarded. We are proud to offer students a Regular Course Program that is second to none, and a Specialized Program that is available for all O'Neill area students beginning in Grade 9 and for selected Grade 9 & 10 OCVI students who demonstrate the required skills and dedication.
O’Neill Visual Arts grads have traditionally met with great success in post-secondary studies and, ultimately, careers in the Arts. Our graduates have gone on to study Art — both Fine and Commercial — at various renowned institutions such as Sheridan College and O.C.A.D. in Toronto, and Queen’s and Mount Allison Universities in Kingston and New Brunswick; O.C.V.I. grads get around — from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland to Parson’s School of Design in New York. And after completing their post-secondary studies, they can be found anywhere from working at an Art Gallery to producing software for video games, from painting publicly commissioned murals to inhabiting the office of Artistic Director at advertising agencies, and even teaching Art within our Board. As our students often happily report after their portfolio review-interviews for Art College/University
"I really felt I had an edge. The interviewer knew of the
O’Neill Art Program and seemed really interested to have me."
Your teacher-instructors of the O’Neill Art Department are caring, highly dedicated, well-trained art educators. They are practicing artists whose education and experiences range from Art studies at the Queen’s University in Kingston, the Ontario College of Art and Design, Nipissing University and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, to participation in group and solo Art shows, and the completion of large public commissions.