Did You Know...

  • Artwork from a Shorecrest fifth grade student was selected to be reproduced on the side of a building in Takamatsu, Japan, St. Petersburg's sister city.
  • Artwork by Shorecrest second graders hangs in Boorai—The Children’s Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Shorecrest alumni have won prestigious awards in the visual arts and exhibited their works in prominent museums and galleries throughout the country.
  • Two Shorecrest Graphic Design students won First Place for their designs (which were later reproduced as posters) depicting "Youth and AIDS," the theme for World AIDS Day.
  • The unique Shorecrest Picture Lady/Gentleman Program has been the basis for volunteer art programs at dozens of schools and museums both within and outside the state of Florida.

Upper School Fine Arts Classes

Fine arts classes in our Upper School range from intro level through AP level, and include:
Art History
2-D and 3-D Studio Art (Painting, drawing, sculpting, printing, etc.)
Digital Film Imaging
Computer Graphics
Playwriting / Screenwriting

(more Upper School Curriculum)

Choice-Based Art in Lower School

During the summer of 2014, the Lower School art studio was renovated with a new ceiling, new lighting and floor, and a fresh coat of paint to create a better learning space for our students. Art teacher Sue Rowe then implemented a new method of teaching art. The classroom was divided into seven different art studios: 
  1. Drawing
  2. Collage and Printmaking
  3. Painting
  4. Fiber arts
  5. 3D Sculpture
  6. Clay
  7. Architecture
At the beginning of the year, students have a scavenger hunt to introduce them to where everything is, and they discuss how to manage all of those studios. During a typical art class, students first gather in a circle for a mini-lesson led by Mrs. Rowe, and then have the option of creating something from her lesson, or working on any project they wish. This method of teaching art has been successfully implemented in many settings, giving young artists more responsibility for their own art making. Children will work toward greater mastery because they are highly invested in pursuing their ideas.

Mrs. Rowe states, "Some refer to this as Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) and others simply call it Choice-Based Art Education. I am thrilled to offer this to your children! If you would like to read more about this, there is a great book called Engaging Learners Through Artmaking by Katherine M. Douglas and Diane B. Jaquith."

Our Arts Instructors

List of 5 members.

Film Awards 2013-2014

Green Mountain - Catamount Student Film Festival Selections
Jake D and Jake M - "Doors"
Rachel A., Zack S., Saul W. - "The Zipper"
Matt M - "Instasleep"
Matt M and Christian P - "Toys"
Jared W and Matthew J - "School Spirit"

Palm Beach Film Festival:
Rachel A., Zack S. and Saul W. for "The Zipper" - 3rd Place, Student Short Feature Films

Dali Student Surreal Film Competition Selections (screened at the Sunscreen Film Festival & the Dali Museum):
Alice L. - "Wheel of Miss Fortune"
Rachel A. - "Door to Another World"
Rachel A., Zack S., Saul W. - "The Zipper"
Laura H. and Jake M. - "Lost in the City"
Jared W. - "Fighting Over Unspilt Milk"
SEVEN UP 2014 Young Playwright's Festival Florida Studio Theatre
Honorable Mention - "The Rally" - Sara S

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students Age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.