Fine Arts


The Fine Arts Department of Elmwood Park High School is the home of our visual arts, music and world language programs.

Additional details about the department's individual programs are available at the following links:


AP Opportunities


The fine arts curriculum includes Advanced Placement courses in art, music and world language. These courses give students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school, enabling them to earn college credit and placement:

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.

AP MUSIC THEORY
This course, for 10th, 11th and 12th graders, is designed for mature musicians who are interested in a rigorous study of music theory. The class enables the student to understand theoretical and historical significance of harmonic structure as it relates to Western music. Students develop the necessary technical skills used in analysis of music both structurally and harmonically.

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
This course, open to 12th graders, covers material equivalent to a third-year college course in advanced Spanish composition and conversation. Students build proficiency through a variety of interactive and noninteractive activities such as compositions, essays, oral presentations, skits, and in-depth studies of Spanish and Latin American literature, history and geography.


To Learn More


Descriptions of EPHS fine arts courses as well as a directory of faculty can be found here: