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  • HS Studio
  • Arts

Our Mission

The studio arts faculty foster an appreciation and celebration of the diverse gifts which each individual and culture bring. We aim to instill in our High School students a life-long love of the visual arts through a broad curriculum designed for all levels. We create an environment where students develop technical expertise, personal voice, critical thinking skills, and innovative ideas. Finally, we expose students to multicultural, contemporary, and historic art movements to help them understand the larger context and contribution of art in society.

Our Program

The studio arts program in the High School is considered one of the premier art departments in the region. Our comprehensive curriculum, outstanding facilities, and skilled faculty combine to create an environment where students flourish. Our five state-of-the-art studios are individually designed for specific media, including ceramics/sculpture, painting/drawing, photography, graphic design, and film/video. Students are exposed to the latest technology in our digital Mac labs, which feature professional production software as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, and Final Cut Pro.

The curriculum trajectory begins with introductory courses and leads to advanced study. We provide students opportunities to compete in regional, national, and international competitions. The art department hosts extensive exhibitions featuring every student’s artwork, allowing our student artists to learn how to exhibit, market, and sell their work.

Signature Projects

High School Identity Art Show

During the annual High School Identity Art Show, student artwork tells powerful, personal narratives.

High School Art Show
This annual art show and sale exhibits impressive works produced by our High School students—original paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, and film and video.
Plein Air Painting
Students in the Advanced Painting and drawing class learn to do site-specific oil landscape paintings to develop their observation skills.
Intro to Fine Arts
Students learn professional techniques for critiquing art photography.

Student Work

Painting of two women on a stage looking down
Student pensively looking at four paintings of himself
Display of several mask sculptures
Painting of girl in repose in rainforest
Painting of bridge going into a spiral sun
Painting of middle aged woman and young man
Artwork of girl sitting on tires
Students looking thoughtfully at a white sculpture

Meet the Team

Michelle Cobb

High School Studio Arts Department Chair

Adrian Loving

High School Studio Arts Teacher

Tuan Nguyen

High School Technology Specialist; High School Studio Arts Teacher

Nicholas Ryan

High School Studio Arts Teacher

Laura Tolliver

High School Studio Arts Teacher