Visual Art

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.  If selected as a finalist, students must audition or review in person).

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 in November.

 All materials (application, recommendations, digital submission) must be received by mid January.

Application and digital submission will be pre-screened online.

Notification of finalist status will happen at the end of February.

In-Person Finalist Reviews will be held March 23 & 24 at Centre College in Danville.

Updated Application, Digital Submission, and Finalist Review Information for 2018 is on the way! 

Check back soon!

Have a more specific GSA question? Call us at 502.566.5192  or email us!