The mighty ocean deep…
The Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School is designed for talented high school students who have the dedication and enthusiasm to pursue an intense and structured study in the visual arts. This dynamic program offers a curriculum that guides student development with skills, concepts, and imaginative exploration in a wide variety of media and techniques.
Students experience courses in drawing, painting, digital graphic design, photographic multi-media imaging, ceramics, sculpture, digital imaging, metalsmithing, architecture, product design, production and animation. This young academy is starting to show its mighty strength in both breadth and depth, as was clearly evident through the supremacy of the student portfolios that Professor Barany had the pleasure to review.
Project Identity was warmly embraced by the talented VPAA participants and was greeted with zest by faculty members Philip Holman and Christopher Buhner. It should be clearly noted that this program successfully participated in all aspects of PI from the early writing and ideation prompts through all of the video and rotoscoping requirements. PI extends a sincere thank you to all of the students and faculty that made this possible at VPAA in Virginia Beach.
From the Atlantic Seaboard,
Associate Professor of Foundations