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The arts are an opportunity to express oneself through images, characters, music, and stories. Art classes at Newburyport High School offer something for students of all experience levels. We encourage participants to think creatively, make responsible choices, form artistic judgments, and investigate the social and historical context in which they live. Though most classes culminate in performance or exhibition, the focus of all classes shall be on the process. Students will be expected to participate and will be evaluated on their individual growth. The ultimate goal of our department is to promote appreciation of the arts, a deeper self-awareness for students, and a more sensitive understanding of the world.

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Some electives may have prerequisites. Any student wishing to skip a prerequisite must arrange for an audition/portfolio review with the instructor and department chair.

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Course Intructor
Art I M. RakoskiA. SmithA. Maconi
Painting M. Rakoski
Ceramics A. Smith
Drawing M. Rakoski
AP Studio Art A. Maconi
Photoshop A. Maconi
Portfolio Honors M. Rakoski
Photography I A. Smith
Photography II A. Maconi
Honors Photography A. Maconi
Computer Animation A. Smith
Band S. Cohen
Honors Band S. Cohen
Music Technology S. Cohen
Guitar S. Cohen
Jazz Band S. Cohen
Theatre I L. Zaleski
Improvisation L. Zaleski
Theatre Ensemble Honors L. Zaleski
Choir L. Zaleski
Elements of Acting and Design S. Williams
Musical Theatre L. Zaleski
Elements of Musical Theatre L. ZaleskiS. Williams
Basic Video S. Williams
Movie Making S. Williams
Broadcast Journalism S. Williams
Dance S. Williams