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GSVA Teen Journey

Programs for students in 7th through 12th grade. High school credits are avilable with Credit Flex.


Like all of our programs, the GSVA Teen Journey is designed to cultivate each of our student's unique artistic vision while nurturing their creative self-esteem. Teens thrive in our studio, where they experience meaningful learning in a fun, accepting and hip environment.

The GSVA Teen Journey Program, for 7th to 12th grade students with credit flex option, is a three part chronological series composed of The Art of the Self-Portrait,  DreamWorlds and The Ripple Effect. Each ten week series is a theme-based approach to building knowledge about and through the arts in a studio environment with art production in various mediums. As an end event, each young artist collaborates in designing, installing, curating and hosting an exhibition of their own work.

Whether pursuing Teen Journey for high school art credit or not, all teens experience an innovative approach to learning critical 21st-century skills, such as creativity and visual literacy. More than that, they also learn to create and recognize truly great art and design.

Read each Journey series description for a full understanding of what the three-part series Journey Program entails.

GSVA Teen Journey, The Art of the Self Portrait
GSVA Teen Journey, The Art of the Self Portrait is the first in a three-part foundational series designed for students to open their imagination and explore their own unique thoughts and ideas about themselves. 


GSVA Teen Journey, DreamWorlds
During this second part of our foundational series, GSVA students begin to focus on the many rich dimensions of their imaginations. They are encouraged to draw upon their daydreams and fantasies as subject matter in their now more abstract artworks.


GSVA Teen Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect concept enables collaborative young minds to pursue relevant social issues and topical concerns in a visual way.


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Learn about GSVA's Credit Flexibility program for 7th - 12th graders wanting to earn credits outside your classroom.

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Granville, Ohio 43023

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GSVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization collaborating with top artists and designers to bring breakthrough creative education experiences to Central Ohio.