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Art Department News/Events


9/14/20-MHS students had an Artist Talk with artist Peim van der Sloot of the Netherlands, about creativity, autonomy, and activism. 

10/14/20-The next Art Supply pickup will take place after SAT Testing, please coordinate specifics with your teacher


11/14/20-11/20/20 Mini Portfolio Day/Week, meet college representatives from art schools all over the country and get feedback on your work. More info at


11/17/20 1:30pm- AP Art/Studio Art classes will have an Artist Talk with Oscar Joyo via zoom (see Mr. Pruc, for details)

Spring 2021-The Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE)  is transitioning to the Illinois High School Art Exhibition Experience, to better adapt to current safety guidelines. The IHSAE will have virtual Portfolio reviews with college representatives, virtual artist talks and workshops, a virtual art gallery and awards. The date of the Art Experience events is still TBD



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The Art classes at MHS are organized into three areas:


  • Art 2D
  • Drawing/Painting 1
  • Honors Drawing/Painting Studio
  • AP Drawing/AP 2D
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  • Art 3D
  • Ceramics/Sculpture Studio
  • Metals/Jewelry Studio
  • STEAM Product Design
  • AP 3D
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  • Digital Photo/Design 1
  • Digital Photo/Design Studio
  • Honors Digital Photo/Design Studio*
  • AP 2D 

*Studio Classes may be repeated for credit

Why take an Art class?

1. Art classes make you think differently

2. You don’t have to be good at drawing to find an art class you can excel at

3. It will make your schedule less monotonous - it’s FUN!

4. Creativity is a beneficial skill in any field

5. You can share your thoughts and ideas

6. Studies show that Art classes can benefit students in other academic classes

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