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Students Foster Creativity at ISAS Arts Festival
Students Foster Creativity at ISAS Arts Festival

The Ursuline Visual Arts Department took 24 students to the 2019 Independent Schools Association of the Southwest Arts Festival.

Students exhibited art from Photography, Ceramics, Papermaking, Filmmaking, and Studio Art Classes during the three-day event at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin.

They participated in one-on-one art portfolio reviews and group critiques and received feedback about their artwork from college recruiters and art professionals.

"I love seeing our students engage in creating and get that spark to learn something new about art," said Sarah Kennedy, who is one of Ursuline's Visual Arts Teachers. "This festival is a great opportunity for our students to see what other schools are doing as well as to learn from other professionals in the art world."

Sarah chaperoned the trip with fellow Visual Arts Teachers Bill Thompson, Leah Schlief-Freese, and Jim Reisch.

Festival activities also included a collaborative mural, college fair, and art workshops. The ISAS Arts Festival began in 1967 and has since grown to be the nation's premiere annual regional arts festival for independent schools.