Shannon Heaton, Department Chairperson
The primary goal of our program is to provide an intensive curriculum in the fine arts.
Lessons consist of studio activities, lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, assigned research, group critiques, and gallery visits. Students have the opportunity to study drawing, painting, digital photography, ceramics and sculptural techniques in the visual arts. Students also have the opportunity to study choral, instrumental, and music theory.
We are one of only a few schools in Montgomery County to offer an AP Art History course.
Students interested in joining our National Art Honor society should email Mrs. Heaton with any questions.
Shannon Heaton, Teacher
Cameron Petke, Teacher
David Rogoza, Teacher
Nora Schaefer, Teacher
AP Studio Art Summer Packet (Updated 6/2/2017)
National Art Honor Society Summer Excursion
The members of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) had an in-depth behind the scenes tour of the National Gallery of Art and got to see most of the departments at work, including digital imaging where they photograph their artworks with a 50 megapixel camera. We saw their video production studio, their works on paper restoration lab, where they dunk 400 year old prints in water baths to clean them.
Afterwards we wandered around the Smithsonian American Art museum and ended our day with the NGA's "Jazz in the Garden" at the Sculpture garden. It was a very classy day.