Who we are

Studio Art & Design (SAD) is part of the Excel TECC program, a consortium supervised by the following high schools: Aurora, Beachwood, Brush, Chagrin Falls, Eastlake North, Mayfield, Orange, Richmond Heights, Solon, West Geauga, and Willoughby South.

The SAD program prepares the motivated student to create a portfolio that demonstrates exceptional levels of craftsmanship and conceptual understanding worthy of college merit scholarships as well as entry into various regional & national exhibitions.

Juniors — 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Daily (2 semesters – 3 credits)
Seniors —12:00 – 2:20 p.m. Daily (2 semesters – 3 credits)

Studio Art & Design is hosted at Orange High School.

Our manifesto

In our Studio Workshop, student skills are rooted in the antiquities of the Atelier (pronounced ah-tell-yeah} studio workshop tradition. Creativity is cultivated through observation, study of nature, and traditions of the masters as well as emerging contemporary artists/styles, technology, and conceptual understanding for the 21st century.

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The student’s own uniqueness and self-expression are developed within these time-honored studio traditions and learned core artistic abilities/skills. The student’s aesthetic heritage will further construct their own discovery, self-expression and personal vision.

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This process requires the commitment from the artist/teacher who is dedicated to giving the students a secure foundation for the visual arts. The studio workshop expectations and career centered research gives each student an exclusive chance to focus their talents while developing creative problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding within their own work to produce a merit-based portfolio.