Lake Forest Schools


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.



LFHS Photo 2 students have once again interpreted the egg theme for the Egg Harbor Photo contest! 20 images, in two groups of 10, will be in the foyer of Egg Harbor Cafe in Lake Forest, IL until May 20. The public can vote on the images as they wait for their table. View the preview of the images at Egg Harbor now!

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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.

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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.

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