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Trinity’s Upper School visual arts department seeks to inspire

We inspire students…

to cultivate their own artistic voices in the midst of a vibrant community.
to discern their own creative paths while making artwork of the highest quality.
to seek meaningful connections in their art, cultivating a healthy theological imagination.
to pursue art with a larger purpose that serves the greater community and the world at large.

Whatever a student’s passion–whether it be a career in fine arts, design, or photography or simply a state of creative discernment–there is an inspiring and supportive space for them in the upper school art studio.

There, students have access to a wealth of classes spanning a wide array of subjects: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, design, digital art, sculpture, mixed-media, and printmaking. The curriculum introduces students to the great traditions of art history while also engaging and drawing inspiration from the modern day. The art studio is where students refine their passions and leave ready to make their mark on the world.

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Trinity Students to Attend Governor's School

Trinity School juniors Frances Merritt and Mackenzie Smith have been selected to attend the 2017 session of the Governor’s School of North Carolina.

Upper School Art Teacher Banks Clark is pleased that Frances Merritt’s art commitment is being recognized. “A strong artistic community has grown among the Trinity students over the years. For Frances to be selected is a testimony to this inspiring community, but especially to Frances herself, to the excellence of her artwork and the dedication she devotes to honing her craft. I am very proud of her, and excited to see what she does next.”

Janet Ray, Mackenzie Smith’s Upper School Vocal Ensemble teacher, thinks Mackenzie’s wide musical range is one of the reasons she was selected.

“Mackenzie has pursued her musical passion with dedication, focus, commitment, and joy. From the classics to worship songs and Broadway tunes, she has stretched her musical experience across genres and mediums. This is an outstanding opportunity for Mackenzie and I am excited for her to experience Governor’s School.”

National Scholastic Awards Competition for the Arts

Three Trinity students won gold keys in the national scholastic awards competition for the arts (the website is here). From more than 3,000 entries in the Eastern North Carolina region, only 300 were awarded this competitive and prestigious title.

The students are: Michael Arcidiacono (Gold Key in Digital Art), Allison Dear
(Gold Key in Drawing and Illustration, Honorable Mention in Portfolio), Margaret Prost (Gold Key in Drawing and Illustration)