Art Program

Artist-in-Residence Program

Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program

West Nottingham Academy is proud to be partnered with the New York Academy of Art and the renowned artist Eric Fischl for the Eric Fischl '66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program. Each fall, winter, and spring, a visiting graduate of the New York Academy of Art lives and works on campus, teaching classes and working on pieces to exhibit to our community. Students with a greater interest in art can apply for the Aspiring Artists Program, which guarantees one-on-one time with the Artist-in-Residence. This program not only gives students the benefit of working with professional artists, but allows them to witness the dedication that produces great works of contemporary art.

Fall 2020-21 Artist-in-Residence

Darryl Babatunde Smith

Darryl Keith Babatunde Smith is our current Artist-in-Residence. Darryl's work is inspired by Greco-Roman mythology and art. He loves traditional 15th-century Renaissance materials and uses primarily silverpoint drawing and egg tempera painting in his work. See more of his work on his website or on his Instagram page

Darryl Babatunde Smith is an artist based between Philadelphia and Brooklyn. He started making art as a way of interpreting languages after studying French, German, Latin and Ancient Greek. He uses his metalpoint and egg tempera works to immerse himself into the Greco-Roman world. 

He completed his BFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and an MFA at the New York Academy of Art where he studied Drawing and Anatomy. Darryl's drawings have been featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur's website and in Artists on Art's digital magazine. His work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, PA; Hillsdale, MI; Reykjavík, Iceland; and New York City. In the past two years he has been awarded three residencies in Iceland, Italy, and Greece, where he created work inspired by the landscape and ancient artifacts. Recently his drawings have been exhibited in Assisi, Italy and Athens, Greece.

Artist in Residence to date:


Fall - Darryl Babatunde Smith


Spring - Alonsa Guevara
Winter - Jiannan Wu
Fall - Jess Leo


Spring - James Razko
Winter - Caleb Booth
Fall - Emily Acheson-Adams


Spring - Isabelle Garbani 
Winter - Adam Lupton
Fall - George Rue


Spring - Jacob Hayes
Fall - Marcelo Daldoce 


Spring - Megan Ewert
Winter - Mitchel Martinez
Fall - Alexis Hilliard


Spring - Amanda Scuglia
Winter - Nicolas Holiber
Fall - Zachary Brown


Spring - Brittany Fields
Winter - William Bolton
Fall - Jacob Hicks