G.W.A. Fine Arts Festival
In March or April each year, we have the G.W.A Fine Arts Festival, where visual arts students showcase their work in gallery exhibits and musicians and singers perform for family and friends. Additionally, the cafeteria is filled with hands-on art activities for children of all ages. You want to be sure not to miss this event!
G.W.A. Annual Images Contest
Every year in late Winter/early Spring, the G.W.A. P.T.O and Art Instructors hold the juried Images Art Contest, where students are invited to submit works in visual art, photography, 3D or sculpture and literature. Winning artwork is displayed near the front of the school in April after judging.
After School Studio Art Classes
Each trimester studio art classes are offered after school for students at G.W.A. for all grades. They work in a studio setting on projects of their choice, and the instructor helps them with knowledge and skills to help them achieve their own personal art goals. Individual students might be painting, drawing, printmaking, designing graphic novels or creating architectural models or elevations all in one studio class. Below is some of the work done by these students. Instructor— Mrs. Lindsay
Summer Art Classes and Camps
Several summer classes are offered at G.W.A., taught by our fine arts instructors.
ART AROUND THE WORLD -- Students study artwork from a different culture each day. They learn how geography, culture, and sometimes religion inform the art of any given country. The countries explored in the past two years are— Mexico, Russia, China, Japan, India, Ghana, Kenya, Australia, Italy, Medieval Europe, and Egypt. Examples of artwork created are shown below.
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING -- Students study elements of architecture and experiment to find the strongest and most stable forms to use when building. The students work in groups to design and build bridges and skyscrapers, and at the end of the week compete in challenges of weight load, wind tolerance and earthquake stability. Below is an idea of what we do. Instructor— Mrs. Lindsay
S.T.E.A.M. (STEM + Art = STEAM) — Students explore the creative processes that artists, scientists, mathematicians, etc. use when approaching a problem. Student do projects in hydrology, botany, entomology, geology, ecology, optics, chemistry and physics, where they use art authentically within a science field, or they use science to understand art processes. Below are examples of some of the projects done. Instructor—Mrs. Lindsay Photos coming soon!