The Carmel School's visual arts classes are available to every student. Lower School students have art classes once a week and learn the fundamentals of studio art with an introduction to art history. Middle School students may opt to take art in the 7th and 8th grades. The 7th grade students continue to develop art fundamentals with projects that feature a strong emphasis on technique and art history, while 8th grade participates in an upper school curriculum class. Upper School classes are media specific and offer an array of options, ranging from a fundamental 2-D design class to traditional 3-D media to graphic arts.