Campus Life

Fine Arts

The art curriculum of Archbishop Spalding High School includes the fundamentals in studio courses and art history that encourage the development of personal skills as students further explore processes and concepts related to the visual arts. Sequential course offerings allow individuals to extend their knowledge and skill in advanced courses that include increasingly complex and challenging experiences in different art areas. All courses emphasize the development of a knowledge and appreciation of man's visual art heritage. Works by major and student artists are analyzed and discussed along with the relationships between past and present art styles and techniques.

Academic Credit

One credit in the Arts is required for graduation from Spalding. Students can receive credit in the following  Fine Arts classes that meet each day.
Note:  Semester classes are ½ credit
Prerequisite Classes
  • Introduction to Drawing 1 (semester 1/2 )
  • General Fine Arts -GFA (year)
Intermediate Level Classes
  • Introduction to Drawing 2 (semester)
  • Painting 1 (year)
  • Digital Art 1 (semester)
  • Printmaking and Photography (year)
  • Ceramics 1 (year)
  • Art History and Appreciation (semester or year)
  • Drama
  • Media Productions
Upper Level Classes
  • Independent Art for Advanced Concepts in Art  (semester)
  • Painting 2 (year)
  • Digital Art 2 (semester)
  • Ceramics 2 (year)
  • Honors Communication Graphic Design 1 (semester)
  • Honors Communication Graphic Design 2 (semester)
  • Honors Applied Design 1 -focus in Architecture, Interior Design or Fashion (semester)
  • Honors Applied Design 2 -focus in Architecture, Interior Design or Fashion (semester)
  • AP Art History (year)
  • AP Portfolio
Extracurricular Activities
  • Art Club
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Opportunities to participate in set design and crew for the Fall Play and Spring Musical
Service Opportunities
  • Empty Bowls for Saint Vincent De Paul 
  • Charity Wreath-making workshop
  • and more!


  • Renee Tobin - Department Chair B.A., Art, Secondary Education Certification, Hood College, Frederick
  • Molly McFarland '02 - B.S., Towson University
  • Adam Shephard '01 - M.A. from Notre Dame of MD University
  • Margaret Howe ‘08  - B.F.A Visual Arts and B.A Art History Rutgers University, NJ Secondary Education Certificate Notre Dame of MD University

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144