(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- The Faculty Student Show at West Windsor Arts will celebrate the work of teaching artists and their students created in a class or workshop at WWAC during the Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions of the 2021-2022 class year. The exhibition runs now through July 9th. Each year WWA honors its talented teaching artists and the outstanding work created by its students, both youth and adults, by showcasing their work in a culminating exhibition, the Faculty Student Art Show.
WWA’s Teaching Artists comprise a wonderful group of talented and accomplished individuals in their field and in the community. With small class sizes there are plenty of opportunities for one-on-one instruction with our supportive staff. This provides each student with a personalized learning experience for all ages. At WWA, they value learners as creative and independent thinkers, who benefit from work in the arts and the guidance of their Teaching Artists. WWA could not be prouder of their artists, Teaching Artists, and all of their accomplishments throughout the past year. No matter the difficulties of COVID-19 and normal life, WWA aims to offer a safe place where students and teachers can leave their worries behind and feel empowered by their art.
Faculty highlighted in the exhibition and the art forms they teach include: Zakia Ahmed - Adult Guided Oil Painting, Lori Langsner - Beginners and Intermediate Oil Painting, Eleni Litt - Art Circle and Doodling Meet-Up, Susan Mitrano - Watercolor Studio, Pratibha Raju - Drawing studio and Acrylic studio, Sarika Soman - Brilliant Watercolor, Acrylic Studio, and Watercolor Studio, and Katie Truk - Drawing and Watercolor and Draw, Paint Sculpt!
Adult students featured in the show include: Tammy Dawkins, Rupa Sanbui, and Barbara Weinfield. Youth students featured in the show include: Tanish Aiyer, Gillian Appelget, Hayden Appelget, Isabelle Appelget, Nevin Benjamin, Seetha Chimalakonda, Milena Jade Deverell Cortez, Jenna Doyle, Dylan Ellis, Wyatt Ellis, Srinya Gottipati, Callie Jacobs, Alexandra Jacqueline, Niam Jain, Alexandra Lauzon, Jayna Nandakumar, Annabelle Nguyen, and Arna Pakanaty.
There will be an opening reception and recognition of Certificate of Fine Arts (CiFA) students on Sunday, May 22nd from 4:00pm-6:00pm at West Windsor Arts. This is a free event.
This year WWA is especially pleased to present so many youth students with the Certificate of Fine Arts (CiFA) program. This program has become the backbone to the art education programs offered at the WWA. The works presented in this exhibition reflect the exceptional work and growth of the artists over the course of just a year! Through sequential learning and skill building, students select the Visual Arts or Performing Arts CiFA track and make a commitment to achievement in the arts.
According to Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager, “It’s been a challenging year for everyone and I am impressed with the way both our students and faculty were able to adapt to new online classes, programs and camps. To see creativity and collaboration thrive has been such a joy and speaks volumes to everyone’s efforts to nurture the arts during a difficult time. ”
West Windsor Arts is proud to announce the following students have completed the Foundation 1 program towards their Certificate in Fine Arts: Sam Selekman, Sasha Suresh Gautham, Alexandra Deverell, Milena Deverell, Nevin Benjamin, Jenna Doyle, Cara-Mier Marino, Mia Thomas, Amal Nurullayeva, Arthur Tomim, Melody Salrarini, Evie Fuller, and Norah Wright O’Toole. Accomplishing Foundation 2 students include: Ada Lee, Srinya Gottipati, Wyatt Ellis, and Annabelle Nguyen.
The fourth year of CiFA will begin Fall 2022. Students will continue to be offered exciting and challenging programs including digital art-marking and theater arts. Popular foundation classes currently include Drawing and Watercolor studios.
The West Windsor Arts mission is to provide high quality cultural programming that brings people together and transforms the world around us by inspiring, educating and promoting the arts and art appreciation for our diverse community.
IMAGES: (TOP) Youth Student Callie Jacobs - Atlas Owl, digital (MIDDLE) Adult Student Barbara Weinfield -Cattus Island Park, Toms River (BOTTOM) Youth Student Isabelle Appelget -The Big Doughnut, watercolor