The Elementary Art program provides the foundation for each art scholar in the Cedar Hill Independent School District. Each student is introduced to art history and culture which enables the student to develop and organize ideas. The students are also exposed to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, which are the tools of a successful art program. It is hoped that each child will develop the skills necessary for producing drawings, paintings, ceramics and constructive sculptures using a variety of materials and media.
The Middle School Art program builds upon the elementary foundation by expanding each scholar’s knowledge, skills, expressive qualities and creativity. The intermediate level also introduces the scholars to direct observation drawing, expressive painting, multi-media works, and fiber artwork, providing a broad range of unifying activities. Scholars increasingly rely on the perceptions of their environment and increase the visual awareness of their surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences which provide inspiration for creating original artworks. By challenging their imaginations with new techniques and materials, the scholars refine their skills by expressing their thoughts and ideas creatively.
The High School Art program provides a variety of opportunities for the developing art scholar, imbuing them with a lifetime appreciation of art and preparing them for university study or careers in an art-related field. Course offerings include: Art, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture, and AP Portfolio coursework. The High School program offers a multitude of tools, resources, materials and experience necessary to compete, display and appreciate art. All scholars are given the opportunity to participate in the annual district-wide STEAM Extravaganza Art Show and end of the year Fine Arts Showcase.