Students explore themes across drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, book arts, and ceramics to create original artwork.

    Hee  P  KV  TG  RN  

    Teacher Darby Laing


  • Printmaking Monotype of a Memory


    Paper Making and Book Arts

    Self Portraits

    Painting a Memory

    Animal Portraits


    2022 - 2023
    Digital Photography (NEW)
    App Development (NEW)
    Intro to Visual Arts

    2021 - 2022

    COMPAS Artist-in-Residence: Chiaki O'Brien teaches students in a one-week session on Japanese SAORI weaving. 

    LEAPCreates - Winter Photos: Students and staff compose winter photos that celebrate this time of year in Minnesota. 

    Minnesota Fish Art Competition: Students submit drawings and narratives about their selected species of fish. 

    SPPS Annual Honors Art Exhibition

    2020 - 2021
    Mural and Community Garden Art:
    Students learned about muralists and created murals in the LEAP Community Garden. A new LEAP tradition?!

    Virtual Artist Visit:
    Artist Wing Young Huie returned for a virtual visit during the pandemic. Students participated in an art project inspired by Mr. Huie's photography. 

    SPPS Annual Honors Art Exhibition

    Minnesota Center for Book Arts "Power of the Press": Students learn about the history of printmaking through a virtual experience called "Power of the Press".Students watched videos and created a class poster through the Minnesota Center for Book Art around themes of empowerment and unity. These messages were hand-printed using set type on a printing press.

    2017 - 2019
    Your Story, Our Story, Student Immigration Experiences: The national partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and the Tenement Museum in New York City invited individuals to share their personal stories of American immigration. Visit the online digital storytelling exhibition: https://yourstory.tenement.org/groups/leap-high-school/explore,