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Find Freedom Through Discipline in Art

Balance foundational skills and creativity through expression. In Fine Arts, you explore a variety of disciplines, learning to meld technique with individual vision. The curriculum nurtures artists in technical proficiency and creative innovation. Express your unique artistic identity with the skills and understanding to appreciate, contribute, critique, and analyze.

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  • Visual Arts

    Techniques and principles visual arts

    Engage with various materials, dive into color theory, and balance composition while drawing inspiration from art history. Each project presents an opportunity for experimentation, skill refinement, and definition of your personal expression.
    Continue your journey through Visual Arts

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  • Drama

    Character developmentDRAMA

    Explore the dynamics of ensemble work and solo performances, delve into scripts, and embrace the art of storytelling. Each stage of learning amplifies your confidence, creativity, and understanding of the theatrical world, preparing you for innovative and expressive performances.
    Continue your journey through drama

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  • Music

    Identify and articulatemusic

    Dig into diverse musical genres and enhance your ability to identify and articulate musical elements. Learn pitch and rhythm in music theory, and use advanced tools to compose your original works. Each step amplifies your comprehension and creative expression, giving you a deep, multifaceted musical literacy.
    Continue your journey through music

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  • Production and Design

    Build the dream Production and Design

    Get hands-on experience in all facets of stage and film production. Learn the intricacies of set and costume design, stage management, and the art of film-making. Safety, creativity, and technical skills are emphasized to prepare you to contribute effectively to any production.
    Continue your journey through photo & video

Arts Department Faculty & Staff

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  • Photo of Lucca Troutman

    Lucca Troutman 

    MS/US Music Teacher, MS Fine Arts Department Chair
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    Michelle Berti 

    MS Fine Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Keith Fongheiser

    Keith Fongheiser 

    MS Instrumental Music Teacher

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