Student Life: Arts

St. Paul Preparatory School has an active arts department that guides students in developing skills in various disciplines of fine and performing arts.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts at St. Paul Prep aims to combine current or historical events with art lessons, allowing for expression, passion, and relevance within each piece of art.

Students are encouraged to explore their roles as global citizens through their art. They explore past and present issues of human rights, government, and environment through multiple media.

Classes allow more advanced students the opportunity to work semi-independently while students interested in learning more about a new medium receive more detailed instruction.

Students are regularly encouraged to enter their artwork in local and national competitions, where many have been very successful.

Awards & Distinctions:

  • Student winner of 5 Gold Key and 5 Silver Key Awards from MN Scholastic Art Awards, 2015
  • Vans Competition Semi-Finalists, 2014 & 2015
  • First and Second Place at 2014 Congressional Art Awards
  • Top 100 Twin Cities Youth - 1st place in Drawing category, Top 5 in Portfolio category
  • Student winner of Best 100 Art Presidential Award
  • Minnesota Scholastic Art Competition: 3 Gold Key and 2 Silver Key awards in 2012, 1 Gold Key and 1 Silver Key award in 2013
  • Student art selected for Top 100 Art Competition through St. Paul Jaycees at A-Z Gallery in St. Paul
  • Student winner of a National Scholarship Art and Writing Award, 2012
  • Scholastic National Awards - Gold & Silver Medals, 2012 & 2013
  • Student winners of multiple Gold Key awards in the MN Scholastic Art Competition, 2012 & 2013

Performing Arts

Students’ abilities in the performing arts are displayed at performances twice a year. St. Paul Prep currently offers classes in Guitar I and II and has a One Act Play Club as an after school activity.

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