The Fine Arts Department is dedicated to excellence in music and visual art. The program is designed to find the creative spirit in each individual. Students are encouraged to try a variety of fine arts while at school to enrich their understanding of the elements, principles and expressive qualities of the arts, as well as teach the appreciation of the art of others. The program can also provide a sound base for future creative pursuits. We teach that the arts enrich the quality of life.

Grades 9-12                                            Level III
Prerequisite: none                                                 1 credit
This course provides the required foundation for advanced art classes, in that it seeks to equip the student with a wide range of art processes with which to create artwork, as well as sound methods for critiquing, revising, and discussing artwork. Fundamentals of design, color, and composition are integrated into each assignment when appropriate. A broad range of media and techniques are covered. Realistic drawing and painting tends to be the major focus of the course, combined with shorter units in sculpture, printmaking and crafts. Weekly sketchbook assignments.


Grades 10-12                                          Level II 
Prerequisite: Studio Art I                       1 credit

This course is for students who want to work in more depth. The curriculum will prepare students for advanced, formal art education. While a range of media and skills in 2D and 3D are covered, it is the students’ own expressive voice that will be examined. Visits to local artists’ studios, galleries and museums, and the opportunities for public exhibitions are all integral to this course. The course will provide the student with opportunities for personal and collaborative approaches.

Grades 11-12                                          Level II
Studio Art II 1 credit
This course is intended for advanced art students who are ready to explore highly personal avenues, building upon the skills acquired in previous studies. Students often have the freedom and responsibility to respond to assignments with their own choices of media, approach and content. Interaction with outside artists, exhibitions, and public projects are encouraged. Students may be able to begin their college portfolio with permission of the instructor.


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