Visual Arts

Welcome to Visual Arts at Wake Forest High School.

Visual Arts are an important aspect of development that challenge a student's critical thinking, time management and self-discipline. Students also advance their skills in creativity and collaboration. Wake Forest High School's Visual Arts program offers courses which include drawing, painting, and ceramics/sculpture that follow core guidelines aligned with State Standards.

Students participating in the visual arts program also have opportunities to engage with art club, National Arts Honor Society, and participate in exhibitions as well as develop collaborative projects/murals in partnership with the local community.

All art classes will include art criticism, aesthetics, history and production. Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills and perceptual awareness necessary for understanding and applying media, techniques and processes.

Students will understand the visual arts in relation to history and cultures. They will reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others. Students will perceive connections between visual arts and other disciplines. And, finally, art students will develop an awareness of art as an avocation and profession.