Visual Arts

Welcome to NSA'S Visual Art Conservatory Page

By becoming more aware of our environment, we can begin to notice opportunities for change. The Visual Art Conservatory at NSA is a program which heightens our students' awareness of themselves, their world and the role of art in society. Through a balance of technical training and the connection of ideas, we foster artists as well as discerning patrons for the future. Our program enhances our students’ capacity to question the world around them, to respond to it creatively and to effect great change.   

2023-2024 Visual Arts Audition Information


School Options Process

Every student must complete the Optional Schools application to audition.

Please visit our enrollment page for more information on the optional schools process.




NSA Visual Artist's Accolades

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and, for nearly a century, have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country.
Please congratulate this year's recipients.
Gold Key Nana Alfaro (2 Gold Keys) Sheala Smartt (American Visions Nominee, 5 Gold Keys) Kendall Sorrow (2 Gold Keys) Silver Key Valentine Benjamin Mason Friddell Lana Kottwitz Betty Marsh Sasha Martin Sophia Polyn Greta Robinson Sheala Smartt (5 Silver Keys) Cora Williams Honorable Mention Arianna Arteaga Elise Bainbridge Valentine Benjamin (2 Honorable Mentions) Angelina, Bjerke Lauren Derrick Amy Dominguez Ponce (2 Honorable Mentions) Mason Friddell Alex Holt Ariadna Mena Guillen Camden Peery Sophia Polyn (3 Honorable Mentions) Greta Robinson Sheala Smartt (5 Honorable Mentions) Pearl Smith (2 Honorable Mentions) Kendall Sorrow (4 Honorable Mentions) Cora Williams