Welcome to The Visual Art Department at Highland Park Senior High School

Art builds community
  • CREATIVE & ENGAGING: Highland's Visual Art Department focuses on engaging all students in creative development. The visual arts provide space for all students to reflect, heal, question, explore, and express themselves.

    STUDENT CENTERED: Each student develops a growing technical confidence rooted in how art media can be understood and then applied, as part of our personal philosophy that each student has a valuable voice to share. Our curriculum and our teachers invite students to find connecting points for practice, expression, and artistic development.

    COURSES: Course offerings for next year include ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, digital photography, beginning graphic design, and IB/DP visual art and design. See the Visual Art Courses Hanout and Department Slide Show (below) for more details.

    Visual Art Courses Handout <---click

    Art Dept. Showcase Slide Show  <--click


    IB/DP VISUAL Art Exam Overview <--click


         Scroll through the full assignment for examples.

       1st Year IB Art and Design Artists <--click

       Returning IB Art and Design Artists <--click

       Peer Assessment tool <--checklist for both

  • HP Art Students of the Month