Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department seeks to develop in students the ability to communicate proficiently in at least one discipline: visual art, music, or theater. Through development of skills in these areas, students learn to recognize the unique gifts in themselves and others. They also learn to understand the importance of discipline and to have clear concepts of how the arts link us all to the broader human purposes of creative problem solving, historic perspective, and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Art Department is to guide students on a process of self discovery through art. The objective of the Art Department is to expose students to as comprehensive a fine arts program as possible within time and budget limitations. The fine arts include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and design. The visual arts program expects the following from the students:

  • to do work that is reflective of their interests and needs.

  • to create art, learn to evaluate their own work and that of others.

  • to respect the accomplishments of themselves and others.

  • to actively participate in class and develop curiosity about art methods, materials, and history.

  • to be supported through the display of work throughout the school year as well as to have the opportunity to have work exhibited in larger venues such as the archdiocese, county, and state.

Music

Courses

  • Music Technology and Creation
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Introduction to Guitar
  • Intermediate  Guitar
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Chorus and Music Theory
  • Jazz Band
  • Instrumental Music
  • AP Music Theory
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Clubs and Performance Opportunities

  • Chorus
  • First Thursday
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Tri M

Art

Art Class

Courses

  • Introduction to Studio Art
  • Painting and Printmaking
  • 2D & 3D Design
  • Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Junior Portfolio Art
  • Portfolio Art

Clubs, Organizations, and Exhibitions

  • Art Club
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Stage Crew for Theater
  • Multiple local exhibits and competitions

Drama

Courses

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Drama Overview

Clubs and Performance Opportunities

  • Drama Society
  • Musical Theater

Faculty

Mr. Peter Devine

Titles: Guitar Instructor

Mr. Rick Gabriele

Class of 2000
Titles: Art Dept. Chair

Mrs. Beth Vilsmeier

Titles: Band Director