Scheck Hillel's Visual Arts Program enables students to communicate ideas and concepts through two- and three-dimensional design and composition. In PK3-Grade 5, the visual arts program promotes students’ natural curiosity and creativity. Students in Grades 3-5 can further enhance their creative process in our after-school Mini Art Society program, which teaches basic framing and art display techniques, sculpting, drawing, painting, watercolor, jewelry making and much more.
In Grades 6-8 visual arts, students develop a sense of creativity through research, application of skills and creation of original artwork. Students learn how to reflect upon and evaluate artwork, take responsibly for proper usage of art materials and supplies, communicate ideas and concepts through art and develop an appreciation of exemplars in varied cultures and historical periods.
Visual arts courses in Grades 9-12 use art as a vehicle for knowing and understanding the world and our Jewish heritage. Art serves as the primary signature of a culture, carrying individual and collective images and ideas from one generation to another. Through coursework, students develop an appreciation of exemplars in varied cultures and historical periods.
The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for students in Grades 9-12 who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
For full course offerings and course descriptions, view our 2015-16 Arts Guide.