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Kendal at Granville graciously invited GSVA to show fall 2014 session student artwork in their gallery!

The opening celebration was held at Kendal at Granville on March 31st, there was a great turnout and lots of positive feedback! When you walk in the doorway you’re greeted by a bright nature sculpture created by the Young Explorers (ages 4-6). Self-Portraits created by the youth (grades 1-6) and teen (grades 7-12) Art of the Self-Portrait classes’ line the hallway, leading to abstract splatter paintings from the Youth Ripple Effect class (grades 1-6). The show ends with a wall lined with acrylic painted plaster sculptures of animals also created by the youth and teen Art of the Self-Portrait classes. It was a wonderful sight to see so many Kendal residents viewing the art and commenting on what they saw… a truly multi-generational experience! Visit Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road, to see the show. The artwork will be on display through May.

Visit the link below to view more photos of the GSVA student art exhibition at Kendal. Facebook Post

GSVA’s Winter 2015 Student Artist Exhibition was one for the books!

GSVA held our Winter 2015 Student Artist Exhibition on March 22nd at the Eddie Wolfe Gallery on a beautiful sunny day. Student artwork filled the gallery and transformed the space into a bright and engaging dreamscape. Young Explorers (ages 4-6), Youth Dreamworlds (grades 1-6), Teen Dreamworlds (grades 7-12), and Youth Ripple Effect (grades 1-6) all exhibited their art in the gallery.

The Young Explorers learned about Space this session and showcased their large 3-dimentional planets, created with paper-mache and acrylic paint, by hanging them from the ceiling. The two Dreamworlds classes were inspired by Matisse’s “cut-outs” period. They designed large-scale organic shapes and cut them out wood, painted them bright colors, and installed them throughout the gallery. The Ripple Effect class brainstormed individual “big ideas” and created artwork based on their chosen theme. Sea serpents, angels, rockets, books, face art, and fashion design came to life through the work of these young artists.

It was magic to see how all the work complimented each other and created a dynamic, bright, and inviting new world!

A BIG thank you to all the friends and families who came out to celebrate these young artists and their amazing art work! GSVA cannot do any of this without your love and support. The show will be in the Eddie Wolfe Gallery until June.

Visit the link below to view more photos of the Winter 2015 Student Artists Exhibition. Facebook Post

GSVA is at Waggoner Road Middle School in Reynoldsburg

GSVA is proud to be back in Reynoldsburg on Wednesdays teaching The Art of the Self-Portrait! This ten-week course is centered on the theme of the self-portrait, which allows students to examine many different and unique dimensions of their identity, including who they are, what they believe and what they see in themselves.

The portrait mediums include, but aren’t limited to, 3D wire line studies, graphite sketches, acrylic paintings on canvas stretched by the students, and a symbolic representation of self through a plaster animal sculpture. Students develop self-knowledge and self-esteem, while learning about many different artistic styles and developing foundational studio techniques in a variety of mediums.

Thank you Reynoldsburg for inviting GSVA back into your school! This year’s class is a really dynamic and talented bunch of young artists. We just completed our 3rd week and we’re having a great time!

Visit the link below to view more photos of GSVA’s Art of the Self-Portrait class at Waggoner Road Middle School in Reynoldsburg. Facebook Post

Beautiful art was created by the participants of GSVA’s Adult Workshop: Modern Design in Painting

On March 19th GSVA held an adult workshop called Modern Design in Painting and we had a blast!

Six lovely ladies, and one adorable three month old, got together and made some awesome abstract art. We experimented with watercolors, printing ink, acrylics, bubble wrap, and other various materials. It really was a fabulous way to spend a Thursday evening! Register online at and join us in the studio on Thursday, April 23rd from 7-9pm for the next Adult Workshop: Handbuilt Ceramic Miniatures.

Thank you so much to all who participated in this workshop! We hope to see you on April 23rd!

Visit the link below to view more photos of the Adult Workshop: Modern Design in Painting. Facebook Post

Please join us in the Eddie Wolfe Gallery at GSVA for the Winter 2015 Student Artists Exhibition!

Join us in the gallery to celebrate the amazing art created by GSVA's students during winter session. 

Show support for these hardworking young artists! 

This event is free and open to the public and tasty snacks are provided... you can't lose!


We are excited to offer Teen and Adult Intro Photography classes this spring session! 

The classes will be taught by Bryan Ghiloni, who is an artist, professional photographer and instructor. 

Participants will take a hands-on approach to learning the basic fundamentals of digital photography. The course content includes: learning basic DSLR camera controls, natural light portraiture, and fine art photography.

Visit Schedules and Registration for details and online registration.


Participants braved the elements, learned about printmaking, created beautiful art and had a fantastic time doing so! 


Join us in the studio on March 19th 7-9pm for GSVA's next adult workshop: Modern Design in Painting. 

Visit Schedules and Registration for details and online registration.

GSVA is happy to announce an invitation extended by the Columbus Arts Festival to participate in the massive outdoor student gallery display June 12-14! All artwork displayed by GSVA will be from GSVA artists grades 7-12, and will include assorted 2-D and 3-D works created throughout the 2014-2015 year. Just in case having artwork displayed at the Eddie Wolfe Gallery in Granville is a small step for our young artists, GSVA strongly encourages current and future students to get involved in this amazing opportunity; over 280 acclaimed artists will be showcased at the festival! Not taking classes at GSVA this year? Sign up! Spring session begins April 6, 2015! See you there!

GSVA is invited to the Columbus Arts Festival 2015!

As always, keep up to date with GSVA events and announcements by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

GSVA would like to thank the Columbus Arts Festival for their interest in GSVA, and their continued support for young artists across Ohio.

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