HIGH SCHOOL ART

Creative thinking and expression is an increasingly important aspect of contemporary society, a tradition of all world cultures, and an innate human instinct. Having an understanding of basic technical principles; exposure to a diversity of  artists, styles, and movements from art history and contemporary art; and the freedom to create expressive pieces of art are all integral to empowering students with both the skills and creative vocabulary to be successful creative  thinkers, audiences, and artists.

The halls of Innovation Academy are filled with student art work, with students using everything from lockers to wood to windows as their canvas. You can also browse images of student art on the Student Art drive.


Form & Content 
This curriculum is for 9th and 10th grade students and emphasizes strategies for merging form and content through the exploration of three themes of visual art: Technique: visual concepts and materials; Exposure: exposure to a wide variety and diversity of images, artists, and ideas from throughout art history and contemporary art; and Expression: the opportunity for students to freely express themselves through creative projects.


Art Practices 
This curriculum is for 11th and 12th grade students and is made up of semester-long elective classes which emphasize different materials, techniques, ideas, and aspects of art history or contemporary art. These elective courses are designed to transition students from instructional assignments to more self-directed projects in a wide variety of materials. Students will grapple with more advanced concepts, learn more sophisticated techniques, and will prepare students interested in applying to art school to create a portfolio.