Fine Arts

Program Goal: All students will experience the understanding, the appreciation and the creation of the Fine Arts in a Catholic/Christian setting for lifelong learning. Students will develop the following skills:

  • Expressing oneself creatively in various media in the visual and performing arts
  • Communicating with others through the language of the arts
  • Respecting the rights of others' artistic expression
  • Critically evaluating the artistic works of self and others
  • Comprehending the arts in a historical and cultural context
  • Cultivating creative solutions to problems and opportunities
  • Learning to be a discerning artist while manifesting an open mind to the arts in everyday life

*All Fine Arts courses are elective courses; however, students must earn a minimum of 1 credit hour in either Computer Science courses, Engineering and Innovation courses, Fine Arts courses, Instrumental and Vocal Music, or Media Arts and Design courses (or a combination of these courses) prior to graduation.

See specific course information below:

Art I - Drawing

Course Number:  A013
Open to grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description:  In this year-long class, basic drawing techniques are taught using various media.  These techniques are applied to a variety of subjects such as still life, portrait, profile, and figure drawing, perspective, and landscape drawing.  Art vocabulary and terminology are taught and the relationship of drawing to art history is incorporated.  Students are required to work in a sketchbook weekly.

Art Palette

Course Number:  A019
Open to grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1/2 Credit
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description:  This semester-long hands-on art history coursed is designed to give students a positive experience in various aspects of the visual arts.  The students' cultural discovery will be developed by exposure to any different art media, various periods, genres and significant artists.

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