Coed, independent, PK-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The right tools: The BEST results

Although reduced funds for the Arts seems to be a worldwide epidemic, the Shorecrest Upper School continues to invest in the right supplies for our students, to ensure the best creative results. We want our students to feel confident in their skills, their submitted art portfolios, and their understanding of the differences between varied techniques, different types of paints on different surfaces, and how quality of supplies can make a difference in a final product. At the same time, students experiment with nature and upcycled materials as art medium, blending execution with their regular environments - art in plain sight.

Some of the tools our students frequently work with include:
  • Drawing (drawing pencils and color pencils, charcoals, erasers, markers, various papers)
  • Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor: paints, brushes, easels)
  • Linoleum block printing (inks, carving tools, brayers, barens, linoleum blocks)
  • Comic Life app for comic book design
  • 35mm black and white film photography (complete with darkroom: film development and printing)
  • Art books

Digital Film

The Shorecrest Digital Film Program uses state of the art technology to create original short films in many genres including documentary, surrealism, stop-motion animation, experimental, silent comedy and narrative film.

Recent Film Awards:

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

Arts Instructors

List of 3 members.

Visual Arts Classes

Visual 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
  • Photography
(View Upper School Curriculum Guide)

Arts Events

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 preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.