Program Description

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.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Student Print Makers Exhibit in Philadelphia

Painting and Drawing teacher Dave Love is one of the founding members of Prints Link Philadelphia an arts organization dedicated to the craft of printmaking that affords unique exhibition opportunities for student artists in high schools in the Philadelphia area. This year GA honors art students are participating in an exhibition at Legend Galleries at 230 North 21st Street.  The exhibition is open to the public until February 24th.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Senior Spotlight: A Parker

The Ten

1. Flipping off the diving board
2. Giraffes 
3. Family and Friends
4. Christmas in New York
5. Cheerleading Stunts
6. Chipotle bowl
7. Lisbon, Portugal
8. Harry Potter Series
9. Adventures overseas
10. Ingrid Michaelson

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Senior Spotlight: E Shirakawa

The Ten

1. Peppermint hot chocolate 
2. Airheads 
3. Pringles 
4. Twenty One Pilots 
5. Sweatpants 
6. Big sweaters 
7. Green Day 
8. Over the Garden Wall 
9. Fantasy novels 
10. Shannon Hill  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blue Tooth Triggered Compositions Part of Sounds of Self

Charlie Masters works with seventh grade student Perry and his dad, Scott Fraser on app development and blue tooth technology that will allow GA community members to stream geo specific music compositions and soundscapes. Part of the Art Across the Academy initiative called Sounds of Self, this is an inaugural project of Music in the 21st Century a co-curricular program that seeks to highlight music through digital technologies.

Senior Spotlight: S Hill

The Ten

1. Dunkin Carmel iced coffee 
2. Wrestling 
3. Doritos 
4. Netflix 
5. The beach 
6. Naps 
7. Online shopping 
8. Dogs
9. Sweatpants 
10. Elise Shirakawa 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Senior Spotlight: A Rosato

The Ten

Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead
Rolling Stones
Guns & Roses
Hot Chocolate