Visual Arts

Trinity believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched in essential ways by the development of skills and values learned in the creation of art. 

“We have really been able to bring the artist experience to each and every student. They have an allotted time, they have allotted space. We’re able to offer more open studio hours where they can come in and really communicate and create with other students in other classes in other mediums and they have large chunks of time where they can really delve into their art.” -Amy Chaplin '88
The visual art curriculum includes photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media and much more. Course levels are designed to meet the needs of beginning students through IB art certificate students.

The visual arts program is structured in a holistic manner, blending history, culture, current events, technique and more into the works students create, while curating the essence and application of creativity and introducing students to peer critiques, artist statements, and risk taking.

Trinity’s 4,000-plus square-foot visual arts center brings together artists, painters and sculptors in a spectacular collaborative space. The photography classroom is located in Morgan Hall, featuring both a a digital photography lab and traditional darkroom.
The newly renovated Perkinson Arts Center features an updated lobby which doubles as a gallery space for all artists. Student artwork is regularly displayed and rotated through the lobby and other spaces on campus.

The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts curriculum is a two-year program for candidates pursuing the IB diploma or a single certificate in art. Interested students can apply into this program during their sophomore year.

Visual Arts Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Amy Chaplin

    Amy Baynum Chaplin 88

    Visual Arts Department Head
    (804) 327-3140
  • Photo of Tom Condon

    Tom Condon 

    Photography Teacher
  • Photo of Jennifer Parker

    Jennifer Parker 

    Visual Arts Teacher