Latest Arts News
Whitefield Lower School Participates in Invitational Art Festival
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/25/2017

On April 21, the Lower School participated in the Invitational Art Festival held at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. The artwork of 19 students was selected to represent Whitefield Academy. This was a very successful event; we came home with 21 “Excellent” awards and 14 “Superior” awards! 

The following students earned awards:


Lower School Spring Piano Recital
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/24/2017

On April 22, 19 students held an amazing performance in our Lower School spring piano recital under the direction of Kenna Tavassolli. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Whitefield Photography Students Excel in Local Exhibition
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/18/2017

Whitefield photography students participated in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Awards and Exhibition from March 29 through April 12. This event was held at the Fine Arts Center at Pace Academy and was judged by local artist Ilia Varcev, whose work is part of the collection at the High Museum of...

Middle School Explores Atlanta During Arts Day
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2017

Middle School students enjoyed a morning at some of Atlanta's hot art spots during Arts Day on April 12.

Fifth-graders visited the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), where they saw the exhibit “Food by Design: Sustaining the Future” about how products are created and sold, designed, advertised, and branded. They also...

Upper School Dives Into Art During Arts Day
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2017

The Upper School experienced a full day of art during Arts Day on April 12. 

The morning kicked off with a talk by local artist Kyle Brooks, who is widely known for his whimsical street art. He encouraged our students to explore their "weird" sides and think outside the box. Afterward,...

Whitefield Celebrates the Arts with Art Show and Arts Days
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2017

AP Art Students These are exciting times at Whitefield in the arts!

Last week, we celebrated the visual artists with the opening of the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Student Art Show on April 6. The event also featured many small music ensembles and culminated with a performance of a portion of...

Lower School Celebrates the Arts
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2017

Lower School students enjoyed a full day learning about the arts during Arts Day on April 7.

The morning kicked off with a special arts assembly during which students learned about a variety of different music styles, including bluegrass, blues, jazz, South American, Caribbean, and Italian. They also learned about Native...

Annual Arts Show Awards
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/7/2017

The Whitefield Annual Art Show was held on April 6. This celebration of the visual arts also included performances by our bands, orchestra, Lower School chorale, and Middle School drama students.

The judge for this year's art show was Kim Ford, a Lower School parent. She has been teaching visual art...

Season of the Arts is in Full Swing!
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/2/2017

The Fine Arts department has been especially busy as this week introduces a variety of arts activities, performances, experiences and showcases!

The visual art students in all three divisions will be highlighted on April 6 at the Annual Student Art Show held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mrs. Debbie Childree and...

Third-Graders Explore Ancient Art
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/27/2017

In preparation for their field trip to Desoto Caverns this week, the third-graders have been learning about ancient cave art in Mrs. Hicks' class and even made attempts at creating their own versions.

With the help of Mrs. Fikse, they mixed paints in the science lab and used crumpled brown paper...

Whitefield's Musical WolfPack Performs at Atlanta Events
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/21/2017

Saturday, March 18, was a busy day for our bands!

Volunteers from the WolfPack marching band played at the NYO (Northside Youth Organization) Opening Day parade and ceremonies at Chastain Park. They led the parade playing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and performed the National Anthem to kick off...

Art Teachers Attend STEAM Seminar at High
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/20/2017

Lower School Art Teacher Natalia Hicks and Middle School Art Teacher Debbie Childree attended a STEAM teacher seminar on March 18 at the High Museum of Art featuring artist Daniel Arsham. The event was a collaboration between the High Museum and the Atlanta Science Festival and allowed teachers a close...

Lower School Gets Ready for Big Broadcast
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/20/2017

First- through fourth-grade students will present an exciting musical event called "The Big Broadcast" on Friday, March 24, in the LSSAC at 7 p.m.

The show is a hybrid concept format, based on cabaret-style scenes from various musicals showcased in between original or individual student acts, like a variety show. Not...

Senior Earns Silver in National Writing Contest
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/15/2017

Senior Elizabeth Pridgeon has received a silver medal for her critical essay "Great Literature: A Personal Definition" in the national 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven through 12.

Elizabeth's essay was submitted for review by professional writers and...

Senior Wins State Poetry Out Loud Competition
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/14/2017

Congratulations to senior Samara Huggins for winning the state Poetry Out Loud competition on March 12 at the Atlanta History Center. This was Samara’s fourth straight appearance in the state finals. She will now represent Georgia at the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington D.C. on April 24-26.


Two Seniors to Attend Art Universities
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/8/2017

The Whitefield Fine Arts Department is proud to announce that seniors Ansley Guthrie and Samara Huggins will be attending art universities this fall to further their studies in the visual arts. Samara will be attending Pratt Institute in New York City, while Ansley is still deciding which school to attend.


Whitefield Dramatic Society to Present "Once in a Lifetime"
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/22/2017

The Whitefield Dramatic Society will present the play "Once in a Lifetime" on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Louise Owens Theater.

The year is 1927, and talking pictures have just arrived on the cinematic scene. A trio of small-time vaudeville actors decides to strike...

Two Whitefield Sixth-Graders Participate in Honor Chorus
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/19/2017

Two Whitefield students attended the Georgia Statewide Sixth-Grade Honor Chorus this weekend in Athens. Ilsa Messner and Ellie Farrar, who were members of the Middle School Chorus during the fall semester, were selected by Whitefield Chorus Director Abe Okie to be a part of the choir. Their eligibility for the...

Upper School Students Inducted into Fine Arts Honor Societies
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/15/2017

Numerous Upper School students were honored on Wednesday, February 15, for their commitment to fine arts and their contributions to the Whitefield arts program during an induction ceremony for three distinct fine arts honor societies. 

Nathan Stevens, Upper School principal, opened the ceremony with a word of prayer, then Rebecca Brown,...

Theater Students Shine at Georgia Thespian Conference
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2017

During the weekend of Feb. 10-12, the Whitefield Dramatic Society attended the Georgia Thespian Conference, an annual gathering of 5,000 high school actors from all over the state. The three-day conference was full of workshops, competitions, and performances. The quality of the work is very high, and we are so...

Pearce and Krahel Play in District 12 Honor Bands
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/13/2017

Sophomore Donovan Pearce and eighth-grader Jack Krahel participated in the highly-competitive Georgia Music Educators District 12 Honor Bands Feb. 10-12. They had the opportunity to play with very large concert bands with full instrumentation made up of top students from Cobb and Douglas counties. Friday evening and all day Saturday...

Atlanta Artist Visits Upper School Art Classes
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/10/2017

Anne Ostholthoff, Atlanta artist and parent of ninth-grader Joe Ostholthoff, spoke with the AP Art Studio and Art I classes on Feb. 8.

She spoke about her education, spiritual life, and work experience and shared her work with the students. She inspired and encouraged the students to develop their own artistic...

Black History Digital Art on Display
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/6/2017

In honor of February being Black History Month, our Upper School students in the Graphic Design and Digital Art classes used Photoshop to create digital art pieces that reflect their personal interpretations of black history. Their work is on display through the end of the month at the Fulton County...

2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Winners
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/2/2017

Congratulations to the Upper School students whose artwork and writing have been selected as award winners in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Georgia! Their work was chosen from over 3,000 entries submitted from both public and private schools throughout the state. The ceremony for all Gold and...

Huggins Wins Poetry Out Loud Competition for Fourth Year
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/1/2017

Sixteen Whitefield students participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, held on Friday, January 27, in the Athletic Center. Senior Samara Huggins won first place, senior Misha McDaniel won second place, and junior Jared Jones placed third.

Samara has won the school competition for the last four years and will...

Lower School Artwork on Display
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/20/2017

Our Lower School students have been putting their creative skills to the test the past couple of weeks as they've explored varying forms of artwork.

In spite of the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, our first-graders have been dreaming of a winter wonderland and putting their visions on paper for...

Happy New Year from our Fine Arts Director
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/13/2017

As we enter into the New Year and another exciting semester of creativity, music-making, productions, concerts, art shows, auditions, competitions, and inspiration, we celebrate all the wonderful accomplishments of 2016 and eagerly anticipate God’s grace in 2017.

Eighth-grader Jack Krahel and sophomore Donovan Pearce Recently, the Whitefield Fine Arts Department recognized senior...

Whitefield Celebrates Christmas
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts, Student Life
Posted: 12/20/2016

Whitefield celebrated Christmas through a wide variety of community service projects, concerts, and performances. Check out the photos below for some of the highlights from this season, and click here to find and share more photos. 

Merry Christmas from Whitefield Academy!