The Art Department

Art builds community
  • WELCOME to the Visual Art Department at Highland Park Senior High School.

    CREATIVE & ENGAGING: Highland's Visual Art Department focuses on engaging all students in creative development and technical learning as part of our personal philosophy that each student has a valuable voice to share. Instruction is also based in the International Baccalaureate philosophy of engaging with learning and expression from the world. See our 2022-2023 school year Art Dept. Showcase Slide Show and Handout.

    STUDENT CENTERED: The visual arts provide space to reflect, heal, question, explore, and express. Course offerings for the current school year include beginning and advanced level courses in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, digital photography, yearbook (electronic publishing), and IB/DP visual art and design. Classes include lecture, study, demonstrations, research, reflection, and hands-on work. Courses may be repeated for additional credit.

    January Art Student of the Month

    -Brenda Perez (9) and her ink drawing of a female astronaut

    January Art Student


    December Art Student of the Month

    -Alexander Lee (12) carving a dragon linoleum print and an earlier pencil/paint study.

    December 2021 artist


    November Art Student of the Month

    -Xander Eikenberry (11) and his 'precious' large pencil drawing.

    November artist '22


    October Art Students of the Month

    -Thilji Mathew (11) and his stylized self portrait

    -Goa Her (10) and her seed vase

    Oct. artists


    September Art Student of the Month

    Alex Roepke (10) and their personalized self portrait

    Sept. artist of the month


    IB/DP Summer Assignment:

    -> 1st Year IB Art and Design Artists

    -> Returning IB Art and Design Artists

    Summer Peer Assessment tool (may help as you do the work)