George School is proud to announce that it recently received the 2022 endorsement of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) as an Outstanding Visual Arts Community. This is the third consecutive year that the school has been recognized in this way. Recipients demonstrate the value of their visual arts program with rigorous, inclusive, highly accessible, and highly visible programming. George School was one of 39 schools in the state to receive this endorsement.
“This award reflects George School’s dedication to the arts as an integral part of a rigorous and well-rounded education,” said Danielle Picard-Sheehan, Director of Visual Arts. “It is also a testament to our students’ potential and my colleagues’ passion for teaching. I am privileged to teach with a faculty consisting of working-artists who encourage and recognize our extraordinary students from around the world.”
With close to 30 course offerings in visual arts and faculty who are all professional artists, George School provides students a host of arts opportunities in ceramics, painting, digital imaging and graphic design, woodworking, art history, sculpture, and photography. George School students take a minimum of nine credits in the arts. While many students go on to study visual arts at the college level, George School’s approach to arts education emphasizes life skills that practice in visual arts strengthens including: creativity, focus, discipline, collaboration, observation, open-mindedness, and self-confidence.
“George School students bring global perspectives, skillful and thoughtful execution, and meaningful messages to the visual arts and the work they create,” Danielle shared. “My colleagues and I are grateful to PAEA for recognizing George School’s outstanding visual arts program with this prestigious award.”
PAEA actively supports and promotes visual art education through professional development, leadership, and service. Learn more here.