Fine Arts

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The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Fine Arts Department believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched by the development of skills and values learned in the creation and/or performance of the Fine Arts. Study of the Fine Arts encourages students to function on multiple intellectual, analytical, thoughtful and expressive levels. 

Program Goals

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards — 
Core Visual Art Standards

CREATING
• Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work 
• Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
• Refine and complete artistic work

PRESENTING
• Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation
• Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation
• Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work

RESPONDING
• Perceive and analyze artistic work
• Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
• Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work

CONNECTING
• Synthesize & relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
• Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards — 
Core Music Standards

CREATING
• Imagine: Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts
• Plan and Make: Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts
• Evaluate and Refine: Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria
• Present: Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality

PERFORMING
• Select: Select varied and musical works to present based on interest, knowledge, technical skill, and context
• Analyze: Analyze the structure and context of varied musical works and their implications for performance
• Interpret: Develop person interpretations that consider creators’ intent
• Rehearse, Evaluate and Refine: Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration with others
• Present: Perform expressively, with appropriate interpretation and technical accuracy, and in a manner appropriate to the audience and context

RESPONDING
• Select: Choose music appropriate for specific purposes and contexts
• Analyze: Analyze how the structure and context of varied musical works informs the response
• Interpret: support an interpretation of a musical work that reflects the creators’/performers’ expressive intent
• Evaluate: Support personal evaluation of musical works and performances based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria

CONNECTING
• Connect: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music.
• Connect: Relate musical ideas and works with varied context to deepen understanding