This advanced level Studio Art course values the students’ creative processes as well as their final art work. Students will develop techniques in a variety of media, and then conduct thoughtful inquiry into their own thinking and art making processes, recording this learning in written and visual formats in their sketchbooks. Students are expected to be independently motivated as they research artists and art works throughout history and across cultures. Connecting their research to their own work, students will create a portfolio of artwork that expresses their own personal voice within a cultural context. In addition to learning how to appreciate and evaluate their own work and that of others, students will be required to share their work with an audience through exhibitions and presentations in the Cofrin and Niche Galleries. Assessment of their sketchbooks and portfolios occurs weekly with the instructor and their studio mates.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173