Studio Arts Program at Westinghouse

Studies in Studio Arts include traditional visual mediums: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, and photography. These fine arts allow students to express themselves in deeply creative ways, while also breaking down, understanding, and applying artistic concepts such as color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value in sophisticated ways.

Though many of these subjects are covered in traditional high school programs, few cover them in such depth. The studio arts program is also highly customizable, and driven by the wants and needs of our individual artists who create and pursue goals to develop their expressive capabilities through craft.

In addition to embarking on art discipline courses, studio artists will also learn about art history, portfolio development, and professional practices within the art career field. They gain a well rounded art education at WAACS in these areas to further their art endeavors after high school and beyond.

Courses

  • Drawing I-V
  • Painting I-V
  • Photography I-V
  • Photojournalism
  • Sculpture I-V
  • World Cultures Arts and Crafts

Studio Arts Faculty

Kristen Hallas

Kristen Hallas

Kristen Hallas holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Education from California University of Pa and a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University  of Pa. She has 5 years of experience working in the interior design field (specifically kitchen and office design) along with 13+ years teaching art.

Bailey Chick

Bailey Chick

Bailey Chick is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in drawing, printmaking, and installation. She served as founding director for Metropolitan Gallery 250, a curator with multiple credits, and has exhibited internationally. Chick received her MFA from the University of Delaware, where she also served as adjunct faculty.

Kristen Hallas

Kristen Hallas

Kristen Hallas holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Education from California University of Pa and a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University  of Pa. She has 5 years of experience working in the interior design field (specifically kitchen and office design) along with 13+ years teaching art.

Bailey Chick

Bailey Chick

Bailey Chick is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in drawing, printmaking, and installation. She served as founding director for Metropolitan Gallery 250, a curator with multiple credits, and has exhibited internationally. Chick received her MFA from the University of Delaware, where she also served as adjunct faculty.

Aleesha Kelly

Aleesha Kelly

Aleesha Kelly focuses on candidly emotive, fine art portraiture created with natural light. She created the Model Mothers Project, which highlights the resiliency of mothers struggling with mental health and violence through photojournalism. She earned the Trib Total Media’s 2019 Reader’s Choice GOLD Award for her photography.

Kristen Hallas

Kristen Hallas

Kristen Hallas holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Education from California University of Pa and a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University  of Pa. She has 5 years of experience working in the interior design field (specifically kitchen and office design) along with 13+ years teaching art.

Bailey Chick

Bailey Chick

Bailey Chick is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in drawing, printmaking, and installation. She served as founding director for Metropolitan Gallery 250, a curator with multiple credits, and has exhibited internationally. Chick received her MFA from the University of Delaware, where she also served as adjunct faculty.

Aleesha Kelly

Aleesha Kelly

Aleesha Kelly focuses on candidly emotive, fine art portraiture created with natural light. She created the Model Mothers Project, which highlights the resiliency of mothers struggling with mental health and violence through photojournalism. She earned the Trib Total Media’s 2019 Reader’s Choice GOLD Award for her photography.

Evaluation Requirements

Prepare a collection of between 5-10 pieces of your best work. You must bring at least two of those pieces of work in physically. All work should be included in a digitally-formatted portfolio (on a thumb drive or link to an online portfolio) that you will leave with your evaluator. Pieces that you bring in physically should also be represented by a photograph in your digital portfolio. Students interested in photography should include a wide body of photographs. Be prepared to discuss your art and your goals as a student and artist.
Portfolios should include selections from the following list:

  • Original photographs
  • Sketches or completed drawings
  • Paintings
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed media works

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Next Steps

Admission to Westinghouse Arts Academy is offered to students who successfully audition for one of our six arts focus areas. If you’re interested in audition and enrollment information, sign up to learn more about the process, schedule a tour or shadow day, and secure an evaluation date to audition. Or, support our programs with a financial gift.

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