Visual Art

"Art is not about what you see, it's about what you make others see." -Edgar Degas

Fall '22 Classes

Manipulate images to communicate ideas and opinions through composition, language and photography.

Explore 2D media with an emphasis on color, contrast, depth and arrangement.

Work with clay and other materials to learn about form, function and modeling.

Tell stories with traditional and digital animations.

Spring '23 Classes

Create objects that are made to adorn, embellish, convey meaning and symbolize larger ideas.

Explore printmaking media such as block printing, etching and screen printing. Create 2D art as well as fabric design and clothing graphics.

Independent Art

Take what you know and explore new ideas, media, and techniques.

General Art Assignments

Write a clear, concise statement about your art.

  • VPA proficiencies 2b. Present*, 3a. Perceive* and 4a. Communicate*.

Create a Title that contributes to the impact of your artwork on the viewer and a properly formatted label.

  • VPA proficiencies 2b. Present*, 3a. Perceive* and 4a. Communicate*.

Thought provoking documentary about Street Art.

  • VPA proficiencies 3a. Perceive* , 3b. Interpret and 4b. Relate

Explore ways to look at art and understand what you see.

  • VPA proficiencies 3a. Perceive* and 3b. Interpret.

Establish criteria for evaluating art and use them to collect work for an exhibit.

  • VPA proficiencies 2a. Select and 2c. Curate, 3a. Perceive* and 3c. Evaluate.

* Proficiency required for graduation

"In creative arts the metaphor is everything. The writer, composer, or artist conveys, often obliquely by abstraction or distortion, their own perceptions and the feelings they hope to evoke - about something, real or imagined.

They seek to bring forth in an original way some truth about the human experience. They try to pass what they create directly along the channels of human experience, from their mind to your mind. Their work is judged by the power and beauty of it's metaphors"

  • E. O. Smith