Doherty High School

Visual Arts

  • “People have been using art to record events, express thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, since the very beginning. Art has been intertwined with our existence from Paleolithic cave drawings in Lascaux, France to the early tools and pottery of native peoples, to the pyramids in Egypt, and later to the rise of fine arts in the Western world. It’s how humans have communicated, celebrated, recorded and described our lives since the dawn of time. Elliot Eisner states “The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said” in his list of “10 Lessons the Arts Teach”. Art is a language and form of communication that humans have used throughout history. In addition, the fact that humans have instinctively used art as a form of communication and creative expression speaks volumes about its importance in the world. Furthermore, it is no coincidence that our greatest innovators and scientists were gifted in the arts. Cultivating creativity in today’s public schools ensures the next generation will have the skills needed to solve the problems and think up creative innovations in the 21st Century. Therefore, it only makes sense that we include art education in public schools.” ---Hilary Frambes



Course Offerings

    • Intro to Visual Art (prerequisite for upper level classes)
    • Ceramics 1, 2, 3
    • Digital Art
    • Digital Photography 1, 2
    • Drawing 1, 2, 3
    • Jewelry Making
    • Painting 1, 2, 3
    • Advanced Placement Studio Art 11-12


Highlights - Opportunities - Benefits

  • All classes are one semester, except for Advanced Placement that is one/two school years. Students have the option to compete in several juried and open art shows during the year.

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