Visual Arts Instructor Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins will be at the Annual AP Conference in Orlando, Fla., this coming weekend presenting his topic: “Strategies for Supporting Students in Excellence With the Updated AP Art and Design Program.”
As students progress in the visual arts program, they learn to engage in "creative discourse," with an active vocabulary and understanding of how to make art, critique it, and write about it.
This year more than 30 GFA students were named as national award-winners as part of the national 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The mission of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is to “identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world,” according to the official website, and has been "supporting the future of creativity since 1923."
Elyse Kimball '20 recently won the First Place Prize in Drawing for her piece, "Collateral Beauty," at the Stamford Art Association Student Art Show. Senior Hannah Calzone won the Elsie Ralph Merit Award for an entire portfolio.
Our young artists fill the halls with their work, and spread their talents into the world by way of competitions, productions, and exhibitions. Faculty, who are both educators and artists, open the doors for exploration, imagination, and skill-building.