Middle school art teaches the essential concepts and skills of art through the exploration of a wide range of media and techniques. Students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artwork.
Art in a variety of styles, historical periods and diverse cultural traditions is studied to equip students to respond to and analyze artwork, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills and an appreciation of both art itself and the creative God who makes art possible.
A variety of art classes are offered in high school. Beginning with Art 1 through AP Studio Art.
Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media including pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, woodworking, fiber arts, ceramics, sculpture, etc. Advanced art students pursue a personalized course of study in their chosen area of interest and build a personal portfolio.
AP Studio Art students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate the artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the year to produce visual compositions.
Students participate in local and statewide art competitions and student work is often placed on public display.