Wayne Paige / Chair of the Art Department
“As an artist and teacher, I believe that each student is inherently creative. One of my goals is to nurture their creativity and develop their artistic skills. I have a passion for the arts, and a willingness and desire to share this passion with my students along with my knowledge, experience and resources. Ultimately, I would like to see each student develop an appreciation of the arts and to live life creatively.”
Wayne Paige has attained a remarkable record of teaching. For forty-plus years, he has helped high school students explore their interests and talents in a variety of visual arts media. Under his direction and encouragement, an impressive number have gone on to study at such preeminent institutions as the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Royal Academy of Art (London), the Pratt Institute, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Architectural drawing classes he established fifteen years ago – then unique in a college preparatory school setting – introduce students to the skills and techniques involved in this exacting profession. Mr. Paige’s former students have recently completed their studies and received degrees in architecture at Cornell, the University of Virginia, Syracuse University and Virginia Tech.
An active professional artist, his work has been shown in New York and at galleries and museums throughout the country. Wayne is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.F.A. Painting) and The George Washington University (M.F.A. Painting). He also attended the Corcoran School of Art and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.