H-F Visual Arts — The best in Illinois!

Visual communication is part of daily life. A familiarity with the arts is an integral and essential communicative skill that links the human experience. A comprehensive Visual Arts experience engages the student in meaningful art criticism, aesthetics, history and production. Process, craftsmanship, exposure and connection to a worldview of art-making promote a standard of quality that enhances the individual’s life. H-F's Visual Arts Department was named the best in the state of Illinois in 2013 by the Illinois Art Education Associationclick here for details!


National Coalition for Core Arts Standards


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


  • 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


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


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


Programs offered:

  • A.P. Art History 

  • A.P. Studio Art 

  • Art Concentration

  • 2D Studio 1

  • 2D Studio 2 

  • 3D Studio 1 

  • Yearbook 

  • Interactive Web Design 

  • Photography 1

  • Photography 2

  • Graphic Design 1

  • Graphic Design 2 

  • Fundamentals of Art & Design

  • Film