Fine Art

Grier offers an abundance of studio art classes taught by practicing artists and designed around the Elements and Principles of Design. Art classes are available to students at all ability levels.

Serious artists will experience higher level courses where they further develop artistic techniques and learn to manage multiple deadlines within a nurturing environment. Students applying to top art schools work closely with their portfolio teacher and the college counselor to ensure a positive critique and favorable admissions.

Student arts are also exposed to the arts at large through events arranged by Grier faculty that include:

  • Museum and gallery trips locally and to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
  • Visiting artists in-residence
  • Critiques from visiting college admissions representatives


The pinnacle of the Fine Art Department’s facilities is a second floor open-plan studio space with abundant natural light housed in the Fine Arts & Vocal Music Building. Additional separate studios for graphic art, ceramics, metal-work, and batik are nearby. Student artwork is on permanent display throughout the school.

Art Facilities at Grier


List of 7 members.

  • Heidi Zimbler 

    Art Department Chair
  • Abby Curtis 

    Art Teacher
  • Rebecca Donaghue 

    Art Teacher
  • Stephen Nelson 

    Art Teacher
  • Donald Neumuller 

    Art and Music Teacher
  • James Pingry 

    Photography Teacher
  • Julie  Piotti 

    Art Teacher

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2522 Grier School Rd. | P.O. Box 308 Tyrone, PA 16686-0308
Phone: 814-684-3000 | Fax: 814-684-2177