Mr. Louis Quagliato, Supervisor
973-669-5400 ext. 20570
The West Orange Art Program offers a variety of visual and aesthetic art courses designed for high school students who wish to study art for personal enrichment, as well as for students considering an art-related career.
All students must complete a one-semester foundation course in studio art (Art 1A or Three-Dimensional Design 1), before proceeding to advanced studies. After the first semester, students may select specialized studio courses from two sequences, Art or Three-Dimensional Design. All visual arts courses stress the development of perceptual skills, drawing and composition.
Within the Art Sequence, students are offered a choice of ten courses in Studio Art. Studio Art includes advanced drawing, design, painting, graphics and sculpture (Art 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, 4). Juniors and seniors, with permission, may enroll in Advanced Placement Studio Art to produce portfolios designed to earn up to six advanced placement college credits.
The Three-Dimensional Design Sequence includes four one-semester courses offering progressive studies in ceramics, fiber, jewelry, printmaking and sculpture (Three-Dimensional Design 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Aesthetics Courses are strongly recommended for students who intend to major in English, art, drama, literature or history in college. In their senior year, students may elect Humanities, an interdisciplinary art and communications course that is credited toward the English requirement for graduation.