The Fine Arts department of St. Louis U. High is dedicated to fostering all that is creative and intuitive in students by offering a wide range of visual and performing arts courses. Though the content and teaching methodologies are diverse, each offers an opportunity to develop an aesthetic and critical sense, enabling students to create and comprehend a work of art and develop an understanding of and a respect for the creative process.
The department believes the study of Fine Arts to be a process-oriented act, as well as one requiring critical thought, careful training and formidable preparation. Our faculty aims to find a balance between intuition and training, between imagination and discipline.
We recognize students as both potential creators and potential patrons of the arts. We appreciate the unique styles, gifts, insights and humanity of each individual.
It is our belief that through the study of and participation in the arts, students gain insights into other peoples and cultures and through self-expression, gain insights into themselves.