To meet graduation requirements, all students are required to take one unit of fine arts. Our aim in the Art Department is to educate our students and to explore, with them, several genre of art. The first goal is to give them a visual and historical awareness of their artistic environment, whether natural or man-made. The second is to make students aware of their own aesthetic and creative natures through the use of their senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste in the creation of an individual piece of art work. Third, and most importantly, is to show them that the creation of an artistic piece of work requires discipline, understanding, skill, and craftsmanship.
To meet graduation requirements, all students are required to take one unit of fine arts, Art or Music. The Art Department’s goal is to provide opportunities to learn, experience, and explore Art and Design through a variety of disciplines. These disciplines include art production, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and communication. Students will learn how to create art and design; learn history and vocabulary related to art and design; develop critical analytical and creative thinking skills; learn to reflect on the meanings and influences of images and objects; and learn how to communicate about and with a variety of visual media. This involves students in activities such as making art, reading and writing, creating exhibits, and doing research related to art and design.