Visual Arts

The Island Coast High School Visual Arts program is producing artists that excel at their chosen medium. Many of our students have won many awards in local, state, and national art shows and competitions including “Best of Show” at the 2013 Lee Arts Educators Alliance Exhibit.

The Island Coast High School Visual Arts Programs has a variety of classes to choose from including; Drawing, Painting, Photography, Digital Media, Ceramics, Fine Arts Crafts, and Portfolio. The program also offers Advanced Placement Studio Art classes in Drawing, 2D, and 3D art. This encompasses all mediums from Drawing, Photography, Clay, and beyond. 84% of our students have received a qualifying score for the Advanced Placement Studio Art exam in the last two years.

The Visual Arts Department has 3 full time instructors, an expansive curriculum of classes, and a strive to offer an experience that will let all students no matter their talent level feel that they have been part of a very unique opportunity. Our motto is that everyone is welcome in our program.

The employment world is looking for creative employees able to solve real world problems and there is no better way to gain those employable skills than through the Visual Arts Department.

Mr. Scott Guelcher, Department Chair, Drawing/Painting, Portfolio, Advanced Placement Studio Art Instructor

Ms. Kat Godina, Creative Photography Instructor

Ms. Linda Meyer, A.P. Studio Art 3D Instructor, Ceramics Instructor, Fine Art Crafts Instructor

New Art Display across from the Cafeteria! 9/12/2016

Dear Teachers and Staff,

When you make your way to the cafeteria make sure you check out the two display cases in front of room 092. Mr. Guelcher’s Drawing and Painting I Classes made “One Point Perspective Cities” and the Drawing and Painting II Classes created their own “Egyptian Papyruses”. The students were first introduced to Ancient Egyptian Art, King Tutankhamen, and Papyruses. The students made their responses to Egyptian Art by illustrating and creating their own papyruses telling a story using Egyptian themes and incorporating modern Pop Culture images into them.

I think you will be impressed by the quality of the students’ artwork. Please come take a look and if you have one of the students let them know you have seen their artwork!



"UNUSUAL" New Art Display!

Ms. Meyer’s art classes have turned “fallen palm tree fronds” into works of art! Students chose a palm frond – double or single shape. Then they had to study the overall shape and visualize an image or form to transform – animals/faces/abstract designs, etc.

Some students chose to use special tools to enhance their work - sandpaper, dremel, woodburners, saws, wood stains, varnishes. Finishing included acrylic paint, colored pencil, wood stain and gloss varnishes.

I think you will enjoy the final product. We are lucky to live in an area where nature provides endless ways to express our creativity. The display is in the main office.

STORY TILES. Ceramics II class has a new display in the 3D case also across from the Main Office. Students created personal clay tiles that told a “story.” This was a personal vision. Images were drawn from one’s dreams, nightmares, personal or historic events, fairy tales, poetry, musical lyrics, etc. Upon completion, students wrote a short explanation of their visual design. Please check it out and enjoy!


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