Through creating, evaluating, critiquing, and articulating ideas, students grow in appreciation and understanding of their own and other artists’ work. Art classes offer students the opportunity to develop creative problem-solving skills. As a department, we hope to facilitate aesthetic appreciation and artistic development in students who choose art as enrichment, as well as in students who choose art as a career. Students create digital portfolios of their accomplishments in each course.
Congratulations to senior Shelby Welte on winning Best in Show at the Congressional Art Competition! Shelby's photograph "George" was selected as the winner from a field of 45 artworks from high schoolers around the 10th Congressional District.
The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.
View the video of how the 4 - 6 year old children in Columbia reacted to the portrait - drawings and paintings they received from the LFHS Drawing & Painting students.
Local photographer, Lake Bluff resident, and LFHS parent Scott Ellis volunteered to turn an LFHS classroom into a pinhole camera on October 7. Ellis transformed the room into a camera by covering all windows and doors with tinfoil and tape, so that the room was a black box. Learn More!
Fifty students in Photo 1, 2, 3 and 4 classes ventured downtown for an all-day Photo shoot on Friday, October 28. The students took a walking tour of Chicago's Loop, Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park. Every student benefitted from the opportunity to do a concentrated amount of shooting with their instructors on hand.
The Art Department would like to thank the Lake Forest High School Foundation for the digital cameras they have provided, as the Photo 2-4 students used them to capture the beauty of Chicago.