Alison Stone, High School Art Teacher
Mrs. Alison Stone is an artist, who has served as an art educator at Pinecrest Academy since 2002.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from N.C. State College of Design with a B.A. in Design. Mrs. Stone then received her Visual Arts teaching certification from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She studied two years of Theology at Aquinas College, in Nashville, TN. Mrs. Stone earned her MFA in Printmaking at SCAD-Atlanta.
Mrs. Stone developed an International K-8 Art curriculum, as well as the Pinecrest Academy High School Visual Arts curriculum and AP Studio Art programs. She has also worked with RC Education and an international team of artist-teachers to develop a K-12 Art Curriculum that incorporates the four dimensions of formation: intellectual, spiritual, human, and apostolic. In 2008, she was awarded the Archbishop of Atlanta’s Honoree: Teacher of the Year Award.
Reflecting on her experience at Pinecrest, Mrs. Stone says, “It is my passion to accompany students as they realize their God-given artistic talents and nurture them along their journey of artistic discovery and personal expression. Most of all, I desire to see each student, with God’s grace, make their lives a living masterpiece of artistic love through acts of virtue.”
Mrs. Stone encourages her students to exhibit their work through various local, national, and international venues. She encourages them to put their artistic talents at the service of others by participating in various service opportunities like “Empty Bowls,” “Print Big,” and various mural projects. Her students have won national and international awards and have exhibited in many venues in Atlanta, Savannah, New Your City, and Hong Kong.
Mrs. Stone’s personal artwork explores all aspects of what it means to be a human being through a variety of printmaking techniques and other two and three-dimensional mediums. Through visual metaphors, her work investigates the relationship and interconnectedness surrounding the human experience of love and life in our contemporary age. Alison Stone has won awards in juried shows and exhibited work in galleries around Raleigh and Atlanta. Mrs. Stone also has been invited to present her work involving humanitarian issues at several Atlanta locations. Her work concerning bio-ethical issues was one of 11 winners of a UNESCO sponsored Global Art Competition, and was exhibited at the United Nations in New York. Alison Stone also won the Excellence Award for Awagami International Mini Print Exhibition in Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima, where her work is on permanent display.