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A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Gracie Mickler

The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 24-29 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. Twelve of those pieces explore a common idea called a concentration.

Gracie Mickler has been a part of the Fine Arts Department since Middle School.

“Her work has continued to improve in technique and concept, she has truly mastered the art of acrylics and colored pencil. Critiques of her work always yield a great conversation, questions, and inspiring music playing alongside her paintings,” said Fine Arts instructor Rebecca Hoadley.

Gracie’s work has been hung in the Munnerlyn Gallery, the Library Gallery, and the Head of School Gallery.

What is the central idea of your concentration?

Through my concentration I am representing music through art. The premise of each painting is a specific song— for the twelve pieces of the concentration I choose twelve of my favorite songs to paint for the twelve pieces in the portfolio. Each song is chosen not only for how much I love it but also the vivid mental images each represents.

How does your work demonstrate the exploration of your idea?

The songs can have associated with them the feeling of a road trip or early morning, the memories of a specific vacation I’ve been on with family, the image of the sky changing with the rising and setting sun, and so much more. The color choices are also very important to the artwork, as color is a major factor in the way I see the world. I’ve made some color choices based on the album art the artist had already chosen, some based on the colors of the memory, and some based purely on the way the song flows. The incorporation of memory and real life as painting inspiration has also begun to be present in my artwork, coloring and inspiring as I visually tie the idea of a favorite song to the place where I heard it for the first time. Each painting evokes the internal feel of the song it’s based on, bringing together two of my artistic passions in painting and music.

How the idea has evolved over the year?

In the beginning of the year, I wanted to do paintings solely based off of imagery associated with the song in my head with colors chosen by the original artist via what’s on their album covers— but as the year continued I began to paint more personal imagery with a more unique method of color choice. The visuals started to change with the inclusion of things like places I’ve visited, and came to include memories from the summer, and even coming to include pictures of myself taken by friends. In the middle of the first semester, I began to realize how differently than others I saw color in the world— and in music— and began to incorporate more unique choices based on the color and textures of the music and how it feels to me.

Rowing Christens Three New Boats Thanks to Donors

Thanks to the generosity of donors, Episcopal Rowing has added three new boats to the team’s fleet. The boats were dedicated on Saturday, February 23. The new boats will be named the Arthur F. Peterson, the Ann Campbell-Hays, and the Eagle Pride. At the event, Program Director and Head Coach Mike Alton thanked the rowing… Continue Reading

Students Visit U.S. Federal Courthouse

AP U.S. Government & Politics students visited the Bryan Simpson U.S. Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville on Wednesday last week to get an inside look at the process for citizenship and an increased understanding of the Department of Justice. The students took a citizenship test and heard from an immigration officer on the process of becoming… Continue Reading

ESJ Holds NJHS Induction Ceremony

Episcopal held an induction ceremony for National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Thursday, February 15, in the Munnerlyn Center. ESJ NJHS officers include: Co-presidents–Andrew Velarde ’22 and Grace Burhyte ’22; Vice President–Katie McCawley ’22; Co-secretaries–Hannah Logullo ’22 and Amelia Haynes ’22; Treasurer–Mary Emma Cook ’22. Faculty members Jhan Shaaber and Brenda Vermillion serve as the… Continue Reading

ESJ holds Saturday Service Day  

Saturday Service Day was held February 9. Students played kickball with Daniel Kids, and North Florida School of Special Education students worked with an ESJ buddy to Rock, Roll, and Run for Fun on the Langford Track. Wounded Warriors enjoyed flag football and lunch. Student volunteers manned tables that offered activities for different groups: Art Club -… Continue Reading

Middle School Students Recognized for Academics, Fine Arts, Athletics  

Middle School students were recognized last week for accomplishments in Fine Arts, Athletics, and academics. Academics Head of School Honor QTR2  Honors QTR2-2018-19 Athletics Students were honored for being a captain, playing on a JV or Varsity team, and for different awards, such as MVP and character. 2018-2019 Fall Middle School Athletic Recognition 2018-2019-Winter-Sports-Middle-School-Athletics Fine… Continue Reading

A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Courtney Kurlas ’19

The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 24-29 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. Twelve of those pieces explore a common idea called a concentration. Courtney Kurlas has been a part of the Episcopal Art Department since… Continue Reading

Health, Safety, and Well-Being ESJ Parent Resources

Relationship Resources One Love Parent PowerPoint Parents Workshop Monique Burr Grade 6, Lesson 1 Parent Information  Monique Burr Grade 7, Lesson 1 Parent Information Monique Burr Grade 8, Lesson 1 Parent Information Monique Burr Foundation One Love Foundation Preventing Sexual Harassment at School Other Resources How to Talk About Suicide with Your Teen Helpful Links… Continue Reading

A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Caroline Johnston

The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 24-29 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. Twelve of those pieces explore a common idea called a concentration. Caroline Johnston ’19 has been a part of the Art Department since… Continue Reading

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