Art at Kansas City Academy

The study of art at KCA engages students in a cross-curricular manner that inspires them to dive into academic subject matter. KCA’s art studio provides a large work space with a wide variety of materials including a kiln and a darkroom. Community artists regularly visit with students to provide constructive feedback on their artwork and portfolios.

The KCA student art experience expands beyond the walls of KCA and promotes collaborative learning opportunities with organizations such as the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. Student artwork has also been on display at the Pi Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, One More Cup, and the National Expeditionary Learning Conference. 

One of the school's unique offerings is portfolio prep. It is designed for students who intend to pursue art as part of their post-high school plans. Emphasis in the course includes portfolio development, writing artist statements, regular critiques, work documentation, postsecondary opportunities, and the college application process.

Whether pursuing an interest in photography, video, ceramics, drawing, 3D art, anime, or textiles, KCA is a place where students can create their future.

Art History 

Food as art

Art Instructors

Kendall Kerr


Kendall is the resident artist at KCA. In addition to teaching various art mediums, she  assists other faculty with integration of art into their curriculum~math, science, English, etc. Kendall earned a …

Kim Larson

Art History / Ancient History

Kim teaches art history and ancient history at KCA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Hastings College and a Master of Arts in Art History …