Fine Arts Department
The Fine Arts Department of Elmwood Park High School is the home of our art, music, foreign language and English Language Learner programs.
The department's curriculum leader is Italian teacher Ms. Elizabeth Bantel.
Additional details about the department's individual programs are available at the following links:
The department's curriculum includes one of the College Board's Advanced Placement courses in world languages and all three AP courses in studio art. Brief descriptions of these classes are listed below.
► AP Spanish
This course, open to 12th graders, covers material equivalent to a third-year college course in advanced Spanish composition and conversation. Students receive extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions and the expression of ideas orally. Students also read abridged versions from well-known authors in Spanish literature.
► AP Drawing
This course, for 11th and 12th graders, calls for each student to create a portfolio of college-level work and to submit it for evaluation. Students explore drawing issues such as line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making through a variety of means, such as painting, printmaking or mixed media.
► AP 2-D Art and Design
This course, for 11th and 12th graders, calls for each student to create a portfolio of college-level work and to submit it for evaluation. Students learn to use 2-D design principles to organize an image on a picture plane in order to communicate content, and they demonstrate their mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process.
► AP 3-D Art and Design
This course, for 11th and 12th graders, calls for each student to create a portfolio of college-level work and to submit it for evaluation. Students explore sculptural issues and understand 3-D design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space, volume and surface, and they demonstrate mastery through any three-dimensional approach.
Advanced Placement courses give students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school and earn college credit and placement. Visit the AP website to explore courses, get exam practice and find colleges that grant credit for AP.
To Learn More
For more information about the EPHS Fine Arts Department and the instruction it provides, please visit the links below.