All of Marshall's studio art courses emphasize hands-on art making activities but also include slide presentation and discussion of cultural or historical art as context. Aesthetics and art criticism are studied and practiced as part of each art course. Upper School courses may be taken without regard to sequence.
One-half credit of visual arts must be completed (grades 9-12) before graduation. In the Middle School, visual arts meets every other day in the 5th and 6th grade, and may be taken as a daily elective in 7th and 8th grade.