Visual Arts

The Visual Arts at JPII

The arts at St. John Paul II High School enjoy a place of prominence in school life befitting their integral role in developing the whole person. Led by dedicated and talented visual and performing and visual arts faculty members, JPII students perform and create and in so doing expand their God-given talents and abilities.

The ability to interpret the world visually is an important skill and useful across all academic disciplines,. Our goal is to teach students to see their world. There are many visual arts courses to choose from and no matter what your ability, you are welcomed and encouraged to take art classes.

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Foundations in Visual Arts

This course introduces students to a variety of media and design concepts with a strong emphasis on drawing and art history.

Painting and Design I & II

Students explore techniques in acrylic, watercolor and printmaking.

Digital Media I & II

This course focuses on skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, with an eye toward creating both commercial and fine art digital work.

3D Design

Students experiment with sculpture using wire, clay, papier mache, found objects, and more.

Advanced Drawing

Students are challenged by more complicated subject matter and advanced techniques using pencil, charcoal and pastel.

Portfolio Development

This is an independent, student-driven and designed course for advanced and motivated art students looking to create a cohesive body of work.

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