The Visual Arts Department at Palmer Trinity School is committed to offering a rich foundation in two- and three-dimensional art in a true studio setting. As practicing artists, our faculty provides hands-on knowledge of contemporary aesthetic practices, a strong background in art history and an active link to the art community in Miami. In the studio we aim to provide a forum for students to visually explore interdisciplinary ideas while mastering materials and techniques presented. We offer a student-oriented curriculum that features diverse activities and addresses individual needs and aspirations.
Message From The Visual Arts Department Chair

These are exciting times at Palmer Trinity and the Visual Arts Department! We currently have five full time Visual Arts instructors, working in their areas of expertise, be they ceramics, painting, or one of the many other excellent course offerings in our department.

Our privilege as art educators is to prepare our students for the world of tomorrow, a world that will need creative minds. We hope that those who take our classes will be one step closer to becoming the innovators of the next generation, helping to come up with new solutions to society’s old (and new) problems.

It is my pleasure to help guide students through the world of self‐expression and my privilege as the department chair to create a visual arts program so strong and enriching that it will be of benefit of the entire school community and a draw to potential students at PTS!

Sandi Wood

Visual Arts News

List of 3 news stories.

  • PTS At Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase


    On Tuesday, January 1st, nine students displayed their artwork at the annual juried Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase held at UM's Lowe Art Museum. The Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase is a show which features select works from middle and high school students across Miami-Dade county.

    The students featured were:

    Carlota Martinez-Don (12th grade)
    Flora Real (12th grade)
    Miguel Franco (10th grade)
    Sofia Guerra (9th grade)
    Thierry Sanchez (9th grade)
    Sebastian Hellmund (8th grade)
    Marina Velis (8th grade)
    Tiago Abreu (7th grade)
    Isabela Tao (7th grade)

    Sophomore Miguel Franco won first place in the High School Digital Art category for his piece, "Identity Silhouette."
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  • Drawing Attention to the Staff

    An exhibition "Drawing Attention to the Staff" will be hung in the MDR from Tuesday, December 6th, through the end of the week. Students from Ms. Strauss and Mr. Garces' Spanish and drawing classes have rendered portraits, both in charcoal and the written word. Portraits in the exhibition will include seven of the Coastal maintenance shift, nine of the Sage employees, and two of our security guards. Ms. Strauss said, "I hope everyone enjoys them, and that students and faculty see this exhibition as a small act of Thanksgiving towards the people on campus who support our daily routines."
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  • PTS Fall Arts Showcase

    An artful evening at PTS was held last Wednesday, November 30th, as we celebrated the Arts at our annual Fall Arts Showcase. The art show featured over 100 selected pieces of student work, and was accompanied by student violinists as well as a poetry reading. Our guest judge, a Rhode Island School of Design alumn and Miami native, Nelson Saavedra, presented book awards to the winning art students.
    To view a photo gallery of the event, click here
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An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.