Welcome to our Virtual Visual Arts Show & Senior Showcase! Building on our well established tradition of celebrating the visual arts each year at Seattle Academy, this show is the culmination of work done by students in grades 6 through 12. Representing Film, Photography and both 2D and 3D Visual Arts, our students not only bring their creative problem solving and risk taking, they bring their personal voices and a steadfast resilience. The work you will see spans the year and includes work done during our remote learning. We have pulled from all of the resources available to us to bring as much of the work as possible. In addition, we are highlighting work from both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2024 with our Senior Showcase and our Class of 2024 page.
One of my senior art students wrote, “The biggest and most important skill I learned in my time at Seattle Academy was not a skill that was creative, but the courage that it takes to be creative.” For me this speaks of the trust this student had in their learning environment. To have that trust a student has to let themselves be vulnerable and explore skills, concepts, and a myriad of ways of doing that may not be familiar. Helping to build that trust and develop the skills to take that creative energy out into the world, is our amazing Visual Arts Faculty. I am in awe of the work they do each day to cultivate relationships with their students, create inspiring and meaningful curriculum, challenge the lenses through which they view the world, and deepen their personal voices.
The ability to learn and unlearn and relearn (thank you Alvin Toffler) is the kind of fluidity the Class of 2020 is bringing with them as they transition from Seattle Academy. The ability to see new opportunities, produce original ideas, use their imagination to solve complex problems, and remain fluid, will help change the world. The courage to create art and use your voice, to share, document, and raise awareness, will help others on that journey.
Gratitude also goes to the many community members, families and artists who support this work and help these students shine.
Please enjoy the amazing work of our students from the 2019-2020 school year!
Visual Arts Department Chair/Teaching Artist
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