Art Department Staff
about 1 year ago
By Shelly Saben
978-534-7715 ext. 356
978-534-7715 ext. 306
978-534-7715 ext. 352
LHS Art Curriculum
about 1 month ago
This Introductory course is designed to teach the elements of design: line, shape, form, space, value, color, and texture. Students will use a variety of mediums as they create 2-dimensional works of art. Students will also be exposed to art history and the names of well known artist throughout time. Students will be assessed based on sketchbooks, major projects and a semester final covering art vocabulary and skills taught.
By Shelly Saben
This course builds upon the Elements of Design and introduces the Principles of Design: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern, and unity. Students will continue to create 2-dimensional works of art as well as experiencing relief and 3-dimensional mediums. Art history will continue to be infused throughout the semester with a focus on 20th century artists.
This advanced level art class provides a stepping stone for the serious art student to prepare for his/her future. Students will work in dry and wet media to create upper level works of art. They will begin to build a digital portfolio. Sketchbooks will also be a vital component of the course to help each student find their individuality as an artist. This class is a prerequisite for AP Studio/Portfolio Art.
History of Visual Arts
This semester course is open to students in all grades. It is a survey of art and architecture. Students will study the timeline beginning with the Stone Age and moving through most ancient cultures around the world. This is an academic course based in lecture, class discussions & activities, and project based assignments.
This Advanced studio class is an exploration of 3-dimensional media. Students will explore the Elements and Principles of Design through a variety of media including but not limited to: clay, wood, wire, plaster, cardboard, and found objects. The contemporary art movement of the 20th century will be a focus as students find new ways to problem solve through creative exploration of representational and abstract ideas.
This course is offered to Juniors and Seniors who have progressed through the arts program at LHS and wish to continue working on their portfolio. It is designed to prepare students for post-high school art programs and related career opportunities. Students will continue to produce high levels of work while adding to their digital portfolio.
Advanced Placement Studio Art
This course offers the student a college level visual arts curriculum in the high school environment. Students will be required to submit 25 works of art in a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter. All students enrolled in this class will be required to submit a portfolio for review to College Board at the end of the course.
11 months ago
This club meets Mondays after school. Google Classroom is used for scheduling and communication. Students are given the opportunity to use a variety of art mediums and techniques and do not need to be enrolled in an art course during the year to participate. All levels of ability are welcome! For more information please email Ms. Saben at email@example.com.
By Shelly Saben
This club meets on Tuesdays after school. Any level of experience is welcome. Students will learn hand sewing techniques along with how to use a sewing machine. Please contact Mrs. Romhanyi for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students at LHS have been involved in a variety of community based artistic endeavors over the years. Some projects include: holiday window paintings, Keystone Nursing home mural, and the City Hall festival of Trees. If you would like our talented LHS students to beautify your corner of the world please contact our art department at 978-534-7715 ext. 352 or email one of the art department staff: Cathy Dickinson, Linnea Romhanyi, or Shelly Saben.
over 2 years ago
Students are required to bring a spiral bound sketchbook and basic #2 pencil (not mechanical pencils) to all studio art classes. The best place to purchase a sketchbook is Ocean State Job Lot. The DRAWING pad is $2.50 and is spiral bound with 50 blank pages.
Students enrolled in Art History will need a system to organize handouts, notes, study guides, and quizzes. We encourage the use of a binder system but it is up to the student to find what works best for them.
over 2 years ago
The art department is grateful for any and all donations. Below is a list of ongoing items we could always use. Items may be dropped off at the LHS office. Thank you for your support!
Plastic containers (washed): cottage cheese, large yogurt, mayonnaise jars, etc.
Sewing items: fabric scraps, thread, etc.
Acrylic craft paint
Bottles of glue & glue sticks
Feel free to call Shelly Saben with any questions: 978-534-7715 ext 352