Studio Art Concentration

  • Visual & Performing Arts Academy Logo The Studio Art concentration is designed for talented high school students who have the dedication and enthusiasm to pursue an intense and structured study in the visual arts. The program offers a curriculum that will guide the student toward the development of skills, concepts, and imaginative exploration in a wide variety of media and techniques. Students experience courses in drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramics, digital photography, stagecraft, and design careers. The Studio Art concentration will help students expand their creativity, knowledge, and discipline through the making of art, discussion, critique, and observation. They will develop their critical thinking skills, fundamental theory, and historical perspective.

    A portfolio of individual work that can be used for college admission is initiated at the beginning of study and developed throughout the program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in important programs and exhibits in both galleries and museums in the tri-state area. Students will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a culminating, year-end community exhibit. Possible careers related to this sequence are Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Art Historian, and Photographer. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser to monitor and guide their progress through the Visual and Performing Arts Academy.

    Visual & Performing Arts Studio Arts Course Schedule  

    Art Electives

    • Ceramics
    • Crafts
    • Design Careers
    • Graphic Design
    • Art History

    Associated extra-curricular clubs

    • Mural Club
    • Gallery Club
    • Phoenix Art Literary Magazine
    • Portfolio Club
    • Stage Crew

    How Do I Apply to an Academy?

    Step 1 ...
    An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.

    Step 2 ...
    Please review any of the concentrations that interest you.  If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.

  • Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
    be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.

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