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Visual Arts

Student painting in art class

In the Visual Arts Department, we believe it is most important to teach our students how to see because creating visual art requires an acute ability to study the visual qualities of objects as they appear in different environments. Four different levels of art are offered, allowing students to advance if they so desire.

In our art courses, we encourage creative thinking and risk taking in an environment that promotes artistic expression. We incorporate art history into the lessons so that students may understand the significance of their methods. Students are required to keep a portfolio and exhibit works of art in the fall and spring art shows.

Basic artistic forms and techniques are taught in beginning art classes through teacher demonstration and examples. Each level builds on developed skills as students experiment with personal style and emulate the classical styles. In the upper level art classes, students are taught to develop their own artistic style.

Art Honor Societies

National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
National Art Honor Society recognizes students who have shown outstanding ability in art. NAHS strives to foster excellence and dedication in the pursuit of art and further the creative abilities and talents of its members as well as Mount Carmel Academy's entire student art enrollment. The chapter's highest goal is to provide service to the school and community utilizing the students' artistic talents.

National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS)
National Junior Art Honor Society recognizes eighth and ninth graders who have shown outstanding ability in art. NJAHS fosters excellence and dedication in the pursuit of art though service and hopes to further the creative abilities and talents of its members. The chapter’s highest goal is to provide service to the school and the community by utilizing the students’ artistic talents.

Genius Hour

 

Students in Art III pursue passion projects as part of the Genius Hour, an educational movement where students spend 20% of their class time on inquiry-based, student-led learning.

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Visual Arts courses encompass a variety of techniques and media including oil painting, watercolors, printmaking, photography, mixed media, 3-D printing, sculpture, and more.

Visual Arts Courses

Student Artwork

Spotlight on the Arts

60 seconds of Spotlight on the Arts, a fine arts show and interactive arts experience