Four GFA students were chosen to be a part of this year's Drexel University high school photography contest. Juniors Carsten Weis, Bella Bohnsack, Keely O'Shea, and Annie Lew were among the 100 students accepted in the annual nationwide contest that sees more than 1,900 entries each year.
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.
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.”
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."
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.