Coed, independent, PK3-12th 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

Visual Arts & Humanities Classes

Visual Arts and Humanities classes in our Upper School range from intro level through AP, and include:
  • Art History
  • Humanities
  • Women's Studies
  • World Religions
  • 2-D Studio Art and 3-D Design (Painting, drawing, sculpting, printing, etc.)
  • Graphic Design
  • Black and White Photography
  • Filmmaking
  • "Crestviews" Yearbook
Descriptions may be found in the Upper School Course Catalog.

Award-Winning Student Art

Arts Instructors

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Charla Gaglio

    Charla Gaglio 

    Chair, Visual Arts Department; US Arts & Humanities Teacher
    727-522-2111 x639
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  • Photo of Casey McDonough

    Casey McDonough 

    Upper School Art Teacher
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  • Photo of Allison Roberts

    Allison Roberts 

    US Digital Arts & Photography Teacher
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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.