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Fine Arts Department

About the Fine Arts Department

The Fine Arts Department offers a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional classes. These classes include Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, and Art Experience. Advanced Placement Studio Art is also available for qualifying seniors. The Fine Arts Department has just opened a second computer lab for the Commercial Art program. This is in addition to the existing digital photography lab. It has been very exciting integrating new technologies with traditional disciplines. We submit student work to many competitions throughout the year, and many of our students receive scholarship money toward college.


Student of the Month

Congratulations to Madison Swears on being selected Student of the Month for April!  "Maddie has phenomenal attention to detail and a great work ethic. She currently takes several art classes and does quality work in all of them."

- Mrs. Hayes

Fine Arts Staff

Micah Bernhardt
Fine Art Teacher
Patricia Hayes
Department Chair/Fine Arts Teacher/Yearbook
Amanda Metsala-Smith
Fine Arts Teacher
Katie Quinn
Fine Arts Teacher

Course Offerings

17-18 Fine Arts Course Descriptions

General Courses

Art Experience I
Art Experience II

Advanced Placement

Art History
Drawing & Painting
2D Design Graphic Design
2D Design Photography
3D Design Ceramics
3D Design Jewelry
3D Design Sculpture


Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Ceramics IV

Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Drawing & Painting III
Drawing & Painting IV

Graphic Design

Graphic Design I
Graphic Design II
Graphic Design III
Graphic Design IV


Jewelry I
Jewelry II


Photography I
Photography II
Photography III
Photography IV


Sculpture I
Sculpture II
Sculpture III