International School for the Arts
The Visual Arts Department at Irmo High School seeks to develop lifelong creators and patrons of the arts as well as productive and sensitive members of society. By promoting national and state standards, Visual Arts educators engage students in examining cultural and historical perspectives of art making and creative problem-solving through conceptual and media exploration. Creative learning in this context encourages students to relate visual arts knowledge to other academic endeavors and to respond to real world situations with confidence, flexibility, sensitivity, and innovation.
Irmo High School Visual Arts students have been honored at the regional level in the Scholastic Art Exhibition for South Carolina as well as nationally at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest. In addition, they have been honored at the Art of Healing contest sponsored by Lexington Medical Center and nationally in the Congressional Art Competition. Irmo High School Visual Arts students are also active in community service by donating artworks for auctions, where proceeds benefit deserving students in the district and state as well as raise awareness for charitable causes.