The art program at Saint Mary High School is designed to offer comprehensive instruction in the visual arts to the students. Instruction includes development of competency in 2- and 3-dimensional media, introduction to major accomplishments and insights in the history of art, and awareness of the principles and elements of design on which the visual arts are based. Depending on student needs and goals, the art program strives to provide sufficient instruction for the casual artist as well as in-depth experience for the artistically orientated.
The Art Department is involved in the development of the total student, with a competitive program for the students looking toward college/university art acceptances; as well as a complete course of study for students who elect art as enrichment. Art reinforces academic subjects through development of the student's creative problem solving abilities. Through the investigation of varied art methods and materials,the student develops improved analytical abilities leading to original thought and solutions to problems presented.