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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.

  • Photo of Heidi Zimbler

    Heidi Zimbler 

    Art Department Chair
  • Bryan Beckel 

  • Photo of Abby Curtis

    Abby Curtis 

    Art Teacher
  • Photo of Stephen Nelson

    Stephen Nelson 

    Art Teacher
  • Photo of James Pingry

    James Pingry 

    Photography Teacher
  • Photo of Julie  Piotti

    Julie  Piotti 

    Art Teacher
  • Kristie Putt 


Art News

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Grier School

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