Art & Music

Welcome to the Deering High School Art Department

The art department provides student with opportunities for self expression by creatively working in and studying the visual arts. Students will develop a respectful and responsible attitude towards artwork and art processes. Through art education, students will develop a knowledge of and appreciation for aesthetics.


  • I Creating in the Visual Arts, through the study and use of the language of art (Elements and Principles of design)
  • II Understands how the Visual Arts relate to Society, Culture and History
  • III Understands the process of Art Criticism and the theories of Aesthetic Judgment

Artist Quotes

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way- things I had no words for." -Georgia O'Keefe

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web" -Pablo Picasso

"The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech." -Vincent VanGogh

"It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen." -Jackson Pollack