Chairperson: Ms. Lauren Savoia
It is important that college-bound students understand and appreciate the unique contribution of the arts to society and that they develop aesthetic sensibilities through the study of one or more of the following: visual arts, theatre, music or dance.
The art department provides a program of elective courses for the college-bound students. The general aim of the art courses at Cardinal Spellman High School is to enrich the lives of the students and to develop their appreciation for beauty. Students are encouraged, guided, and given the appropriate tools to use their creativity, intuitiveness, and artistic abilities to the utmost.
Courses are planned to allow the students to achieve a measure of success according to their ability. They provide opportunities for self-expression through use of various media. The art history element implemented throughout all art courses promotes the students' ability to see a creative expression within a historical framework and to verbalize both a personal response and a critical assessment of it. For the student who is seriously interested in pursuing a career in art the program provides the skills and techniques for building the portfolio.