Visual Arts


The visual arts programing at Jahn School of Fine Arts follows a student-centered inquiry-based curriculum aligned with the Illinois Arts Learning Standards.  Jahn School of Fine Arts is a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster school that focuses on infusing arts into every classroom in the building as well as our community as a whole.  Students will participate in interdisciplinary arts-integrated units that highlight students' strengths, interests, and learning styles which allow for students to make connections across content areas.  Students will gain a breadth of knowledge in multiple arts disciplines such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and graphic design.

Students will be exposed to a diverse range of artists including artists that are living as well as those identifying as members of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disabled community.  Meaningful connections and artistic representation matter in art education.  Students will analyze how artists contribute to their communities and the art world.  They will also create artwork that showcases their own creativity, personality, and identities.   The Illinois Arts Learning Standards focus on the artist process over a final product.  Students will be assessed on their process aligned with the Illinois Arts Learning Standards.  The standards focus on four areas of this process- creating, presenting, responding, and connecting.

Look out for great works, ideas, and inspiration from Jahn artists!

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