Visual Arts

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The Visual Arts Department offers a wide variety of classes that engage our students, capture their imaginations, and ignite their desire to connect with the world as creative and independent thinkers.   Our curriculum intentionally sustains an attachment to established disciplines and practices, while also introducing students to current concepts, techniques, practices, and technologies.  Our faculty is composed of highly-skilled, sensitive, veteran teachers who have been or currently are practicing professional artists. We emphasize ideas and processes and are dedicated to teaching art-making and critical thinking in concert.  At the same time, we see tactile work, artistic practice, and the liberty to experiment as indispensable. Visual Arts students develop an awareness that art is to be understood in the framework of history and culture. It is our goal that through making art, students will gain an understanding of the world and themselves, and an ability to communicate their ideas in multiple ways.

Visual Arts Curriculum

Introduction to Art: Principles of Drawing and Mixed Media
Introduction to Art: Principles of Design
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Film/Video

In addition, all middle school students take a second art through our CalArts program.

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