All visual art courses strive to nurture innovative thinking, creativity, problem solving and to improve skills in communication. Courses teach forms of artistic expression through the four disciplines of the visual arts:
- Art Production: Making art
- Art Criticism: Describing, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating art
- Art History: Understanding art in relationship to culture
- Aesthetics: Recognizing important features of visual arts and responding to them
Students taking visual art classes have an opportunity for production experiences with a variety of art media. For those wishing to concentrate in a particular art medium, level two and three classes are offered. Level two courses are more in depth and level three courses are designed for students wishing to develop a college portfolio and/or pursue a career in the visual arts. All art courses on this page earn credit toward completing the art credit graduation requirement.