Explorations in MII

                                                                           Explorations in Miniature II; Wendy S. Sweigart. Watercolor & Ink; (2020)
  • Wendy S. Sweigart
    Visual Arts Cluster - School of the Arts
    K-12 Department Chair
    SAP Team Member
    Room Number: 127/129

    Welcome to the School of the Arts (SOA) Visual Arts Career Cluster!


    As a form of self-expression, the arts provide a way to appreciate, understand and connect with the world. In art, students are immersed in a realm of endlesss possibilities - flexing muscles in their brains that allow them to strengthen their ability to think creatively, solve complex problems and think "outside the box."


    In the visual arts career cluster, students explore techniques, ideas and concepts to encourage, challenge, and inspire them to take creative risks. I love helping students find their artistic voice and helping them navigate the journey towards post-secondary studies and/or career exploration in the visual arts. SOA grads have been accepted with scholarships at a wide variety of collegiate programs - including: The Cooper Union, Kutztown University, Maine College of Art, Millersville University, Moore College of Art, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Savannah College of Art & Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, among others.


    “Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Chris Bradford

    My Background:


    This is my 8th year at STSD. Teaching is my third and most rewarding career. My previous professional experiences include working as an education director for the Susquehanna Art Museum, where I worked with nationally and internationally recognized artists, developed educational programs, and traveled with a mobile art museum called VanGo!. I also worked as an admissions director for Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, where I supervised annual recruitment efforts - working with aspiring young artists to make certain they were ready and well-equipped for collegiate art studies. I have additional experience in curating and jurying art exhibits (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Governor's School for the Arts, and a variety of professional and educational shows). As a professional artist, I've exhibited my work throughout Central Pennsylvania. In 2018, one of my watercolor monotypes was selected for inclusion in the prestigious "Art of the State of Pennsylvania" exhibition, held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. This past spring, my first one-person exhibit Intuitive Explorations was on display at HACC's Gettysburg Campus.


    I have an MA in Art Education from Messiah College and a BS degree in Art Education from Kutztown University. I actively continue to complete post-graduate studio coursework which keeps me creatively challenged. I recently completed training to join the HS SAP Team and will be completing a post-graduate certificate in Social Emotional Learning from the University of Pennsylvania this fall.


    Should you have ANY questions, feel free to contact me at Ms. Sweigart Email