The art program at Staples High School offers an extensive selection of rigorous courses for both the most serious art students as well as those who want to experience visual art media.   All courses expand on a concern for drawing from observation, and build on how the elements and principles of art apply to a student’s chosen medium. 


Drawing is an excellent foundation for every art course offered, and students who will pursue post-secondary studies at an art school or a career in art are encouraged to begin their art studies as early in their high school career as possible to ensure adequate training for portfolio development.


NOTE: Lessons for Advanced level art courses taken more than once are individualized according to student ability and experience.