Student Life

Visual Arts Center

The Johnson Wallis Visual Arts Center, opened in August 2017, is a dedicated, comfortable home for all kindergarten – grade 12 students to explore creativity, self-expression and passions, and engage in idea sharing, celebration and camaraderie around the visual arts. The 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art center provides a centralized learning space for all St. Margaret’s visual arts classes, nurturing student and faculty collaboration and exposure to others’ ideas and work, encouraging older students to mentor younger students, and sharing inspiration across art disciplines and cross-pollination of ideas and creativity.

The Johnson Wallis Visual Arts Center features five custom classroom studios, each designed and specially equipped to meet the needs of each visual arts discipline offered at St. Margaret’s: drawing and painting, ceramics and 3D art, photography, digital media and film. It also allows for multi-disciplinary and mixed media courses, the sharing of large-scale industrial equipment, and temporary display spaces for K-12 artwork. It is an ideal space for collaborative art projects as well as hosting guest artists as part of a resident artist program. 

The Alisa and William Reising Gallery is a central grand hall that welcomes student artists with a cathedral ceiling and skylights providing abundant natural light and features 2D and 3D artwork displays, as well as a student art lounge for private work and reflection.

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  • Custom-designed

    classroom studios for each visual arts discipline including Drawing and Painting, Ceramics and 3D Design, Film and Photography. 
  • K-12th grade

    creative learning environment.
  • Art makerspace

    with professional equipment including a laser cutter, CNC router, Wacom computer, and 3D printers.
  • Dedicated

    photography lighting studio.
  • Two

    Mac computer labs.
  • Kiln room

    , which houses two electric kilns for ceramics projects.
  • Lower School art studio

    , for all K-5 classes.
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An Independent Preschool Through Grade 12 College-Preparatory Day School in Orange County California

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