The Visual Art Department at Germantown Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive education in the arts within the context of a liberal arts education.Our foundation and advanced curriculum is a well-rounded and versatile approach to the study and application of art. It is designed to provide a creatively stimulating education in an open environment of studio classes.Experimentation and innovation, collaboration and social responsibility are themes built into the curriculum.While these courses extend excellent opportunities for the general study of art and life-long arts advocacy, they are also designed to cultivate serious talents in the visual arts. Many of our students have gone on to prominent careers in commercial, fine, and applied arts.
Can't fit an art course into your schedule this year? No worries, you can make art everyday after school in the Art Club and Sculpture Clubs run by Mr. Love and Ms. Ritz respectively. Stop in to see them in their art center studios for more information.
Inspired by The New York Times Magazine's Illustrated Interviews , students in 3D Design and Honors Sculpture were asked to respond to a series of questions that reveal much about who they are, what they think about, how they see themselves, and how they feel about where we are as a culture right now. Through creative doodles and illustrated musings, students were able to share much and discuss much about where they are as humans right now.
The exercise was a great way to get thoughtful,creative juices flowing for the new academic year!
And, the result makes for a super revealing, graffiti-like illustrated interview wall!
Check it out in the Corridor Gallery outside the Honors Sculpture Studio.
Senior Thom Whitman spent his time on senior project photographing the in and around the Philadelphia area. Focusing on the deteriorating buildings his portfolio explores beautiful and haunted, explores surface, form and light. Click here to see the whole portfolio.