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    Welcome to East Paulding High School Fine Arts Department! Here we will provide information about the Fine Arts teachers, classes, programs, and organizations. The Fine Arts department strives to engage all students in participatory learning with the hopes of creating elite performers, technically skilled visual artists, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.  

    Our Pledge:
    Our pledge is that every teacher in the Fine Arts department is committed to trying his/her best to help your child grow as a student and a person. At the end of a school year, in addition to knowing more about the subject of a particular class, our students should be better at: 

    • Visualize and generate ideas for creating works of art
    • Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan and create works of art
    • Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and technology through experimentation, practice, and persistence  
    • Incorporate formal and informal components to create works of art
    • Keep an ongoing visual and verbal record to explore and develop works of art
    • Plan, prepare, and present works of art for exhibition in school, virtual environment, and/or portfolio presentation
    • Engage in the process of art criticism to make meaning and increase visual literacy
    • Develop personal artistic voice through connecting uses of art within a variety of cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts
    • Understand how artistic learning extends beyond the walls of the classroom
    • Improvise, compose, and arrange music within specified guidelines
    • Generate and conceptualize musical ideas and works
    • Perform on instruments through a varied repertoire of music  
    • Listen to, analyze, and describe music  
    • Understand relationships between music, other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life
    • Develop and refine musical techniques and works for presentation
    • Act and direct by communicating and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
    • Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member  
    • Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context  
    • Develop life skills through the study and production of art such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication
  • Note: All teachers are available for tutoring.  Check with your teacher for their tutoring times.  You can also see other teachers who teach the             same subject for help. 

    Fine Arts Department



    Michelle Lokhorst

    Michelle Lokhorst -   
    Department Chair
    Beginning Chorus
    Advanced Chorus
    Beginning Choral Ensemble
    Adv Choral Ensemble
    Mastery Men's Chorus
    Mastery Women's Chorus
    Mastery Mixed Chorus


    Shannon Barger

    Shannon Barger -  
    Visual Arts / Comp
    VA / Drawing & Painting

    Breanne Cox

    Breanne Cox -
    Visual Arts / Comp
    VA / Drawing & Painting
    VA / Ceramics / Pottery
    AP Studio: 2D Design Portfolio    

    Britt Hensley

    Britt Hensley -  
    Theatre Arts / Fundamentals
    Theatre Arts / Musical Theatre
    Theatre Arts / Technical Theatre
    Theatre Arts / Acting
    Lighting Design 

    Aidan Lerner

    Aidan Lerner -
    Beg Instrumental Ensemble
    Adv Instrumental Ensemble
    Beg Keyboard Techniques
    Intermediate Band
    Advanced Band


    Sara McKouen

    Sara McKouen -
    VVisual Arts / Comp
    VA / Drawing & Painting

    Josh Robichaux

    Josh Robichaux -
    Beg Instrumental Ensemble
    Adv Instrumental Ensemble
    Intermediate Band
    Mastery Band
    Advanced Band





  • Graduation Requirements  
      . CTAE, Modern Languages/Latin
        or Fine Arts: 3 Units Required
    Students are required to have a combination of 3 credits in one or more of these three areas: CTAE, Fine Arts, or Modern Language. 
    Updated 2.15.22   
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