High School District 211 offers unique learning opportunities in the field of visual arts. A stimulating selection of elective courses in a carefully planned curriculum prepares young students for a successful art experience or a career in art. The success of this program lies in its diversity. Whatever background, previous experience, or skill level, students are encouraged and inspired to expand their abilities and interests in art. During the initial year in the Foundations level, students will explore a variety of concepts, a range of techniques, and experiment with diverse materials to encourage individual growth. The art education of a high school student is a series of learning experiences that incorporate thinking, questioning, and creating simultaneously. Students can move through the program based on their skills and interests. In their senior year, art majors will prepare a portfolio for entry into an art profession or college scholarship.
Art Department Office: Between rooms 3 and 4
Department Phone: 847-755-2706
Department Chair Phone: 224-653-2210