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Fine Arts

The purpose of the Fine Arts Program is to provide every child with a well-rounded, sequential, cumulative, and comprehensive arts education. Through studies in the arts, students will gain essential knowledge to be successful in an ever changing world.

An education in the arts benefits Airline High School students by helping them gain powerful tools for:

understanding human experiences, both past and present.

learning to adapt to and respect other ways of thinking and working.

learning to express artistic modes of problem solving that bring an array of analytical and technical tools to every human situation.

understanding the influences of the arts and its power to relate to and reflect different cultures.

understanding the impact of the arts on virtually all we use in daily life, and its interdependence with broader worlds of ideas and action.

analyzing non-verbal communication and making informed judgments about cultural products and issues.

Contact Linda Finimore  Linda Finimore (318) 549-5109 Fine Arts / Drama / International Thespian Society / Jr. Class
Contact Sandra Hahn  Sandra Hahn (318) 549-5110 Art/ Yearbook/ Quill & Scroll/ Art Club/ Anime
Contact EmilyN Hollis  EmilyN Hollis (318) 549-5143 Art / Art Club
Contact Patrick Neff  Patrick Neff (318) 549-5105 Band Director
Contact Grant Shelton  Grant Shelton (318) 549-7266 Fine Arts /Assistant Band Director
Contact Amy Wakefield  Amy Wakefield (318) 549-5106 Choir

Art I -1 credit

This course enables students to gain a basic working knowledge of the fundamental aspects of art. (Prerequisite: None)

Art II - 1 credit

Art II and III build on the knowledge and skills in Art I, with a focus on the creation of more complex art using a greater variety of media. (Prerequisite: Art I)

Art III - 1 credit

Art II and III build on the knowledge and skills in Art I, with a focus on the creation of more complex art using a greater variety of media. (Prerequisite: Art I)

Art IV - 1 credit

 Art IV emphasizes the development of an individual art portfolio that showcases a student’s best work. (Prerequisites: Art I, Art III or consent of instructor)

Fine Arts Survey - 1 credit

This course is a survey of visual arts, theatre/dance, and music through an exploration of history, major artists, artwork, techniques, terminology, and aesthetics of each art form. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of the arts throughout history, the identification of major stylistic periods and artists, and an appreciation and understanding of a variety of art forms. (Prerequisite:  None)

Beginning Band - 1 credit

This course focuses on the development of musical skills: note reading, rhythms, and performance music. Co-curricular activities may be included as part of academic requirements in this performance class. (Prerequisite: None)

Advanced Band - 1 credit

This course expands students’ abilities to perform required music on the state performance guideline list. Co-curricular activities may be included as part of academic requirements in this performance class. (Prerequisite: Play an instrument)

Beginning Choir - 1 credit

This courses emphasizes the development of musical skills: note reading, rhythms, and performance music. Co-curricular activities may be included as part of academic requirements in this performance class. (Prerequisite: None)

Advanced Choir - 1 credit

This course further expands vocal technique and performance skills. Co-curricular activities may be included as part of academic requirements in this performance class. (Prerequisite: Audition)