SHS Visual Arts
Upon entering Shorewood High School (SHS), students can enroll in many different visual arts courses, including classes in graphic design, desktop publishing, visual arts as well as AP Art Studio+ and Advanced Placement (AP) Art History. (These classes all count as fine art credits, two of which are needed to graduate from the high school.)
In addition to taking classical art classes that focus on painting, sculpture and drawing, students can also enroll in graphic design courses. As part of these courses, students learn to create with modern computer programs used by professional graphic designs and artists on a daily basis.
Students enrolled these classes are often hired to complete jobs for community members, such as designing the logo for Shorewood's Little League.
Click here to see a complete listing of the SHS visual art courses.
Visual arts students also design the cover for the Recreation Department's class bulletin each season as well as for the District's annual calendar, both of which are distributed to Shorewood families.
Outside of classroom work, SHS students often enter their artwork contests. For example, in 2014, ten SHS students were awarded Gold and Silver Key Honors.