Student work: Justin Madden-Riles, Michelle Caron-Pawlowsky, Alex Chu

Visual Arts is a two-year pre-university program that aims to prepare students for continued studies in a creative discipline. Courses are offered in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media and art history. Students work closely with teachers and studio technicians in professionally equipped studios. The program emphasizes the production of visual works informed by an attention to aesthetics, technical skill, research and critical thinking. Throughout the two-year program students develop a comprehensive skill set geared toward maximizing their creative potential and the ability to understand how art movements relate to greater cultural contexts. The program culminates in a final graduation exhibition that is open to the public.

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Student work: Sandra Llanos-Solari, Jessica Quesnel, Si Ran Tao

The Visual Arts Program offers courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography,  sculpture, digital media, ceramics, and art history.  For more details about the courses offered by the Visual Arts department, please visit the Visual Arts and the General Education (Complementary courses) sections in the PROGRAM PLANNER or download the VISUAL ARTS PLANNER.

Please note that there are additional course fees associated with Visual Arts Program courses.  Course fees cover the cost of most student art materials required for the Program.  For a complete list of course fees please consult the table of VISUAL ARTS COURSE FEES.


Spacious art studios featuring state of the art equipment and natural light provide a quality working environment, meeting the needs of the students as they progress through the program. In addition to our two drawing and painting studios, there are three sculpture studios, which include a wood, metal and ceramics studio. Our printmaking studio is equipped for relief printing, etching, serigraphy and lithography. The Visual Arts department also boasts a dedicated Digital Arts multi-media lab.

Graduation Exhibition

Student work: Lucas Fehr, Mika Craig, Elliot Bérubé

Each year the Visual Arts program culminates in a graduation exhibition that is open to the public. In the final semester of study, students work closely with faculty in order to create an independent body of advanced work for exhibition. Students participate in the comprehensive planning and presentation of the exhibition from public relations to installation, lighting and vernissage.

We welcome you to join us every spring for our annual graduation exhibition. Follow us on Facebook for regular events updates and announcements.

Museums and Galleries

Each year, the Visual Arts Program provides students with a number of opportunities to visit major art museums and galleries. Whether here in Montreal, Ottawa, or New York City, seeing and experiencing art in person is an important component of any arts education and a great way to get to know the visual arts community at JAC!


Student work: Cole Fitzgerald, Kurt Pinto, Corinne Sutherland, Kimberly Orjuela


Faculty and Staff

Bissett, Meaghan : Technician Print Media

Bissett, Meaghan

Technician Print Media
514-457-6610 ext. 5647


De Winter, Olaf : Technician Sculpture

De Winter, Olaf

Technician Sculpture
514-457-6610 ext. 5394

Goodyear, Jamie Wilson :

Goodyear, Jamie Wilson

514-457-6641 ext. 5447

Horlik, Veronika : Chair

Horlik, Veronika

514-457-6610 ext. 5808

Howlett, Patrick :

Howlett, Patrick

514-457-6610 #5791

Lanken, Lily : Technician Ceramics

Lanken, Lily

Technician Ceramics
514-457-6610 ext. 5396

Lupien, Jennifer : Co-Chair

Lupien, Jennifer

514-457-6610 ext. 5911

Macaulay, Jamie :

Macaulay, Jamie

514-457-6610 ext. 5471

Mijovic, Gordana :

Mijovic, Gordana

514-457-6610 ext. 5576
C-104 Visual Arts

Nadimi, Sheila :

Nadimi, Sheila

514-457-6610 ext. 5792

Napier, Monika :

Napier, Monika

514-457-6610 ext. 5735

Price, Meghan :

Price, Meghan

514-457-6610 ext. 5793

Strauss, Hannah :

Strauss, Hannah

514-457-6610 ext. 5916


Technician Print Media : Technician Print Media

Technician Print Media

Technician Print Media
514-457-6610 ext. 5647

Wickramasinghe, Pavitra :

Wickramasinghe, Pavitra

514-457-6610 ext. 5411