Visual Arts

The mission of the CHS Art Department is to provide opportunities for all students to develop proficiency in artistic expression through creating and presenting art, as well as responding and connecting to art.
Mission Statement


  1. Create: The CHS graduate generates, organizes, develops, and refines artistic ideas to create works of art.
    • Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
      Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
      Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
      Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
  2. Present: The CHS graduate shares artistic work through selecting, preparing, interpreting, and presenting in the CSD art show or other exhibition venue.
    • Presenting: Interpreting and sharing artistic work.
      Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
      Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
      Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
  3. Respond: The CHS graduate understands how art conveys meaning through describing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating works of art.
    • Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
      Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
      Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
  4. Connect: The CHS graduate connects artistic ideas and work with societal, cultural, historical, and personal meaning.
    • Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.
      Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
      Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.