GSA’s visual art program includes studio classes in three concentrations: (1) drawing and painting, (2) sculpture and ceramics and (3) traditional printmaking. Students will attend classes in all three areas throughout the program. Instructors and students discuss and critique their works-in-progress individually and in groups. Special workshops and demonstrations are conducted by distinguished visiting artists, and students view and learn about the work of these artists, as well as that of their own GSA visual art faculty. In addition to field trips to museums and galleries, discussion groups and presentations delve into art professions and careers, and students are coached in the preparation of portfolios for college applications.
Am I Eligible?
Resident of Kentucky
Sophomore or junior in a Kentucky high school or home school at the time of applying.
(Students attending conservatories outside of the state may be considered, but parents still must be residents of Kentucky).
GPA, SAT or ACT scores are not eligibility requirements for GSA.
How to Apply for Visual Art
Submit your application, Complete the recommendation process, and
Prepare & Submit your digital submission online when the application goes live November 15.
All materials (application, recommendations, digital submission) must be received by January 15.
Application and digital submission will be pre-screened online.
Notification of finalist status will happen February 28.
In-Person Finalist Reviews will be held March 24 & 25 at Centre College in Danville.
Have a more specific GSA question? Call us at 502.566.5192 or email