Fine Arts

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Blair’s vibrant arts program inspires students to participate at every level and prepares them to become true artists.

KATE SYKES, FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Overview

From introductory to advanced, Blair art course offerings include everything from painting and drawing (including mechanical and architectural) to ceramics, graphic design, print-making and art history. For those who want to pursue art beyond Blair, the fine arts department offers a unique course designed to allow students to develop a comprehensive portfolio. Fine arts students regularly bring their ideas to life using the digital design-and-fabrication tools in Blair’s maker space, and the department encourages student artists to incorporate multimedia into project work of every kind. 

Blair art teachers are passionate artists. They not only teach the arts, they also live the arts through their own work. Our teachers share their love for the arts and professional experience with their students. Many students—even those who do not intend to pursue degrees in the arts—continue to take art classes in college and beyond, developing a talent discovered in Blair art classes. In addition, student filmmakers and photographers capture the life of the school community in creative and inspiring projects that focus on academics, the arts, athletics and other aspects of campus life.

Meet the Faculty

Meet Blair's Fine Arts Department

Kate Sykes

Kate Sykes

Titles: Department Chair
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Michael Garrant

Michael Garrant

Titles: Faculty
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Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson

Titles: Faculty
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Eli King

Eli King

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
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Christine Parauda

Christine Parauda

Titles: Director of the Romano Gallery
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Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Titles: Faculty
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Tyson Trish

Tyson Trish

Titles: Faculty
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Courses

  • Two-Dimensional Art 1 & 2
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Advanced Painting
  • Photography 1
  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Analog Photography
  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • Art Portfolio
  • Graphic Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Architecture 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Film Production
  • Advanced Film Production
  • Meaning & Media
  • Functional Design
  • Ceramics 1 & 2
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Sculpture/Ceramics
  • AP Art History 1: Survey of Art History
  • AP Studio Art Portfolio
  • Independent Study in Art

Beyond the Classroom

  • State-of-the-art ceramics room
  • Blair Art Stars
  • Trips to art venues in New York City & Philadelphia
  • Trips to iconic art destinations in Europe during School breaks
  • Student art critiques
  • Professional art exhibitions in The Romano Gallery
  • Master classes with visiting professional artists
  • "Empty Bowls” project
  • Off-campus art shows
  • Figure Drawing Club
  • Opportunities to display artwork throughout campus, including The Romano Gallery
  • Photography Club
  • Annual Student Film Festival
  • Opportunities to create videos for class councils & more