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High School Visual Arts

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Shrewsbury Colonials Mural

The mural above was a gift from the Class of 2013 and painted by artists, David Fichter and Joshua Winer.

Shrewsbury High School's Visual Arts program provides students with extensive opportunities that develop their skills, knowledge, and perceptions through both creating and responding to art. Each course designed allows students to explore a variety of materials and techniques, but more importantly challenge students to solve various artistic problems. In doing so, students are encouraged to take risks in developing their work as an artist on a personal level, or as it relates to the world around them. Students will further develop their 21st Century Skills of learning with the use of technology, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. All courses are aligned to the Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework, as well as the National Standards for Visual Art.

The Visual Art program continues to be recognized for its outstanding student performance though local and state-wide exhibits, such as Art and Writing Scholastic Arts. In addition, SHS is a member NAEA - National Art Honor Society, where students have been an active Chapter for over 25 years. Four highly qualified art educators staff the Visual Art program at the high school.

Program of Studies

The SHS 2016-17 Program of Studies is available here. The Art Department listings start on page 66.

1:1 Technology

As you are aware Schoology is the platform in which staff  is able to connect with students as an avenue of instruction and learning with use of  iPads. Art teachers are exploring various methods of instruction for student engagement, as well as assessment.

Curricular Extensions

Each year, visual art staff members are apply for local grants in hopes of offering curricular extensions to enhance student learning. We are fortunate to have such wonderful local organizations that support our schools and Shrewsbury High School students. We will keep you informed as the process moves forward!

Field Trip Opportunities

Each year students in various classes may have an opportunity to attend a field trip that is an extension the curricular topics/concepts learned in class. Such trips may include:

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Rhode Island School of Design - Nature Lab and/or Museum
  • Museum of Fine Art, Boston
  • Worcester Art Museum

Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Contest

Registration for Boston Globe closes at SHS on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Teachers will be connecting with students in selecting art pieces that will be submitted to the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Should your student have questions, please contact their teacher.

National Art Honor Society

NAHS is looking for new and returning members interesting in being part of NAHS. Although it is primarily for students in grades 10-12, freshmen are always welcome to come and see what we are about. Meetings take place in M316 on Wednesdays. Please see Mrs. LeBlanc, Advisor with any questions.