At Cumberland High School, we have worked to create a program that strives to challenge students to reach their highest potential and to encourage them to question their boundaries in the process of becoming artists. Here we wish to nurture the development of our students academically, to promote innovative and independent thinking, as well as to encourage inclusiveness and diversity.
Fine Art is a comprehensive program integrating aesthetics, art criticism, art history and studio productions. This curriculum is based upon National Core Arts Standards. The courses provide meaningful, hands-on learning that the areas of drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture and design. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of media, take risks in the creative process, and are assisted in discovering the best media for presenting their ideas.