Fine Arts Track

The Department of Fine Arts at Northern Academy of the Arts teaches the essence of traditional Chinese and Western art forms. Our Fine Arts Program seeks to help students develop noble character, proper aesthetics, solid artistic skills, and creative thinking, all of which lays the foundation in Fine Arts for college studies in both arts and non-arts majors.

The program offers two 3-year cycles of studies for students, one at the middle school level and one at the high school level. Courses offered include the following:

  1. Core Courses for two periods: Drawing I (Geometric Shapes, Still Life), Color (Still Life), Sketching, AP Studio Art
  2. Elective Courses: AP Art History, Ceramics or Sculpture(1-2 periods), Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (2 periods), Graphic Design (1-2 periods), Printmaking (1 period), Fashion Design (1 period), Fashion Club (extracurricular), Museums Visitations, and Plein Air Landscape Drawing

Courses offered in the following academic year will be an advanced level of previous year’s courses. Students must receive 75% in each core course to remain in the Fine Arts program each year and to meet the requirements for a Northern Fine Arts Track.

Because the price of painting tools and materials vary in cost and quality, we recommend that the students buy their own. Teachers can assist in purchasing upon parent and student request. Cost estimate: pencils and paint brushes: $150, sketch and Chinese painting paper: $100-$200, color pencils and media for watercolor, Acrylic, oil, and Chinese paintings: $200 and up, clay: $50, sculpture kit: $100, printmaking: $100, other tools: $50, and field trip fees for transportation and tickets.

Student Gallery – Sketching

Student Gallery – Chinese Calligraphy

Student Gallery – Painting