Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Art

AHS Visual ARTS.....So Much More Than What You See!

Learning to Draw and Think Creatively helps prepare students for the future.

The TRUTH IS....learning to paint, alter a photograph, design a website, or design an energy efficient home requires mastering skills that are often invisible to the naked eye, but are developed through a strong visual art education.

Our Nation's Economic and Social Landscapes are changing before our eyes. Now more than ever our kids need the lessons that the visual arts teach.

DID YOU KNOW...

*We live in a visual age. Most children and youth spend 10 hours per day in front of screens composed of pictures and words.

*The arts provide jobs. 1.25 million Americans currently work in the visual arts.  Jobs for artists and designers are predicted to increase by 43% by the year 2016.

*Research also indicates that high school art programs engage students and keep in school those at-risk of dropping out.

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Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton High School: 4200 Humbert Rd., Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2700 Fax: 618-463-2092