The Arts at ND

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Graphic Design

During Graphic Design, students are introduced to industry standard programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Students are urged to think like designers and are introduced to topics in design such as: the elements and principles of art and design, color theory and typography. Projects and topics of study include: photo manipulation, photo retouching, logo design, poster design and t-shirt design.

2D Art Courses

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  • Drawing & Painting I

    In D&P I students are immersed into a curriculum that explores a broad range of artists, art styles and movements from the beginning of the 20th Century to present day. Projects are theme based and pertain to broad concepts such as memory, spirituality, emotion and beauty which are paired with artists, art movements/historical context and art techniques. Some of the artists and art movements explored include: Realism and Hyper Realism with artist Robert Longo, Abstraction with Pablo Picasso, Regionalism with Georgia O'Keefe and Pop Art with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. A major focus of the course is to introduce students to a diverse range of drawing and painting media including: soft pastel, watercolor, acrylic paint, charcoal, oil pastel, graphite and colored pencil. Students are continuously encouraged to think creatively, explore and create work with personal meaning.
  • Drawing & Painting II

    This course is the continuation of Drawing and Painting I, which takes a more focused approach in preparing students for taking AP Art and contributing to the student’s art portfolios. Students work in a much more independent fashion by being given a specific theme or topic and then crafting a project proposal and sketches before creating their final compositions. Drawing & Painting II focuses more closely on mixed media exploration and urges students to think outside the box with media combinations. A few project topics include: Trompe l'oiel ("trick of the eye") and Hyper Realism; a hand study based on a specific emotion or gesture; Mixed media collage.


Ceramics is a 3-D art form using clay. The contents of these courses include: basic hand building techniques (pinch, oil, drape, slab and press), color slips, glazing and decorating techniques. Courses will involve basic techniques for wheel throwing ceramic pieces, advanced glazing and decorating techniques, glaze preparation, stacking and firing kilns and preparing for art shows.

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Student Work

  • 2019 Spring Arts Festival & Concert

  • 2019 Featured Student Art

  • 2017 - 18 Featured AP Studio Art

  • 2017 - 18 Featured Art 1

  • 2017 - 18 Featured Drawing & Painting

  • Spring Semester 2016

  • Mid-winter Art Show

  • Guest Artist

  • AP Art Students Drawing a Model

  • Peter Drago

    Art Class

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.