The Fine Arts at Saint Joseph High School offer courses where students can foster their creativity through self-expression. Students embrace the importance of the arts in the totality of the human experience, often displayed in student exhibitions or performances.
The Fine Arts include both visual and performing arts, including but not limited to 2-D/3-D art, ceramics, digital design, drawing, painting, photography, piano and electronic keyboard, chorus, orchestra, concert band, instrumental ensemble, and musical theatre.
The offerings in music are designed to develop the student’s awareness of the aesthetics of music as the artistic expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The primary focus of the visual arts classes is studio production in order to develop student creativity through self-expression.
Scholastic Art Awards
Each year the Scholastic Art Awards celebrate student works judged based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Saint Joseph High School students submit their works to the regional Scholastic Art competition, where judges can award a Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention designation for works of art.
In 2023, Saint Joe students amassed 60 awards in the Scholastic Art competition, with 14 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys, and 25 Honorable Mentions.