Skip to Content

Art at LHSP

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. —Pablo Picasso

Art Courses: LHSP 140

LHSP art courses are designed for students of all skill levels and are particularly suited for non-art majors. Courses vary each year and have included drawing, painting, public art, filmmaking, photography, and paper engineering. These courses help students develop technical skills, visual literacy, and a greater understanding of creative processes. Students also frequently comment on the value of making art as part of a community and the sense of accomplishment they experience.

Art in Public Spaces

The LHSP course Art in Public Spaces (LHSP 140) creates opportunities for students to make art that engages the community beyond LHSP. One such project is the breathtaking mural commissioned by Palmer Commons, on the University of Michigan campus (featured in the video).

FestiFools

LHSP and Art in Public Spaces also originated an annual public art event that has become an Ann Arbor tradition—FestiFools. Every winter semester students in this course design and create giant outdoor artworks for both FestiFools and FoolMoon. These collaborative public art spectacles attract thousands of participants and spectators in the name of “Foolishness,” a way of bringing people together to celebrate community and creativity.

Art Clubs and Studio

LHSP students also choose between many art themed clubs to participate in every week. Current club offerings include Fill-a-Sketchbook, Comic Book Club, and Van Go. LHSP also students have access to the art studio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.