Overview of Visual Arts at Pinnacle High School:
The Pinnacle High School visual arts program is one of the finest in the state. This department offers drawing, painting, photography, ceramics I, ceramics II, studio art and culture and advanced art courses. The sequence of these courses begins with the building of foundational skills in both two dimensional and three dimensional media. The next set of courses teaches in-depth techniques and allows students to master the vocabulary and methods introduced in the first year. In our most advanced courses, students engage with historic and contemporary art and create original, professional-quality work. In this manner, by the end of four years of instruction, our students have knowledge and skill in the visual arts that rivals many college-level art students.
High school art students also benefit from the enriching experiences of field trips and presentations from college recruiters. Each year, we take students to local art museums, art exhibitions, college campuses and other visual arts destinations. These field trips inspire creativity and motivation in our classes. Additionally, college representatives present to the high school visual arts students about lucrative and high-demand careers in the arts and the degree programs that will take students to those outcomes. These presentations lend relevance to our coursework and help our students make viable plans for the future.
Artwork produced by Pinnacle High School students has been awarded by the Scholastic Art Exhibition, the Colorado Department of Education office of cultural and linguistic diversity, and the CSI magazine cover contest. Many of our students have gone on to have successful careers in the arts. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, some of our courses will be certified at Career and Technical Education courses by the CDE and will prepare our students for careers such as Technical Illustrator, Arts Administrator, Freelance Photographer, Graphic Designer, Multi-media specialist, Museum Educator, Product Designer, Architect, Art Restoration Specialist, Web Designer, Gallery Curator, Art Therapist, Fine Arts Appraiser, Animator, Fashion and Visual Merchandising, and Interior Design.
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