Art Department

Art Department Faculty

Wendy Feldman
Leann Rutherford

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The Art Department provides a variety of experiences and challenges, teaching students new skills and raising their awareness of the world around them. Participation in the Arts encourages increased visual perception, awareness of one's surroundings and promotes personal involvement in one's education. In all art classes, students study written and visual resources and maintain a portfolio/body of work. Introductory and Advanced studio art courses are offered. Students work in both 2D and 3D media and have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in local and statewide exhibits. The Arts are part of the Core Curriculum as outlined in the Common Core of Learning.

Students are required to meet RI State Proficiency in the Arts.

Visual Arts education students:

  • perceive and understand visual and aesthetic relationships in the environment.
  • produce expressive works of art and discover the specific qualities of different art materials and how to use them.
  • learn to express feelings, experiences and ideas that they find meaningful.
  • acquire knowledge of the history of Art and Design.
  • evaluate works of art and make intelligent visual aesthetic judgments.
  • Careers in ART are abundant! Below is a list of potential ART careers to pursue!

    Architectural Photographers
    Art Critics
    Art Directors
    Art Teachers
    Arts Administrators
    Biomedical Illustrators
    Book Designers
    Children's Book Illustrators
    College Professors
    Community Art Educators
    Computer Game Artists
    Conservation Specialists
    Costume Designers
    Creative Directors
    Directors of Non-profit Arts Orginizations
    Editorial Illustrators
    Exhibition Designers
    Exhibiting Artists
    Fashion Designers

    Film and Video Producers
    Gallery Owners
    Information Architects
    Interior Designers
    Jewelry designers
    Master Printers
    Model Makers
    Multimedia Designers
    Museum Educators
    Photo Editors
    Portrait Artists
    Set Designers
    Sculptors for Public Spaces
    Studio Artists
    Textile Designers
    Video Artists
    Visual Interface Designers

    The following links will take you to our favorite sites and also provideyou will resources to use in class!

    Museum of Modern Art
    11 West 53rd street
    New York, NY 10019

    RISD Museum
    224 Benefit Street
    Providence, RI

    Whitney Museum of American Art
    945 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10021

    The Metropolitan Musuem of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
    New York, New York 10028-0198
    Information: 212-535-7710

    Fuller Craft Museum
    455 Oak Street
    Brockton, Ma 02301

    Craft Museums

    American Textile History Museum, MA

    Bellevue Arts Museum, WA

    Cooper Hewitt Museum, NY

    Corning Museum of Glass, NY

    Craft and Folk Art Museum, CA

    Fabric Workshop and Museum, PA

    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX

    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, KY

    Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

    Mint Museum, NC

    Museum of Contemporary Craft, OR

    Museum of Glass, WA

    Museum of Arts and Design, NY

    Racine Museum, WI

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, CA

    Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, NY

    The Textile Museum, DC