The VADA Spring Show will feature original artwork and design projects from over 150 students in their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years at Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy. Artwork will be on view from May 2nd through May 5th, 2013. Artwork mediums on display will include oil and acrylic paintings, fashion illustrations and digital photography, drawings, sculptures, and more.
VADA offers high school students who are passionate about art and design a more relevant high school experience. VADA uses art as a catalyst for academic engagement, to cultivate creativity and prepare students for college and career. VADA is a unique “school-within-a-school” that integrates rigorous academic coursework with project-based, career-focused art and design instruction in a supportive and creative environment.
VADA has been a California Partnership Academy since 1999, and is funded in equal parts by the California Department of Education, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and local businesses, non-profit organizations and individual donors.