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The Chico High School Art Program offers a wide variety of courses and opportunities for all skill levels.  Studio courses range from Ceramics, Studio Art 1, 2 and 3, Creative Arts, and Glass Design. Additionally, Chico High School has one of Northern California's most advanced Computer Arts labs, offering CTE courses in Digital Arts Exploration, and Digital Arts 1, 2 and 3.  Our Art Department was selected as an Exemplary Art Program by the California Art Education Association for the 2001-2002 school year.

The Art Department has worked to create a high-quality, rigorous art program featuring choices and opportunities to maximize student learning and success.  Many students have gone on to various fields that are directly or indirectly related to the skills learned in art program courses.  Other students walk away with an appreciation of art and the value that it adds to all our lives.

Course Offerings

Visual Arts Pathway 2022
Art classes offered 2022 (1)
Art classes offered 2022 (2)

Art Teachers

Jill McKay
Melanie Merlo
Katie Mintzer
Tiffany Ridenour
For staff emails and webpage links, please visit our staff directory below.

Art Encyclopedias and Other Resources

Art Encyclopedias and Dictionaries




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Create Your Own Cartoon

Art Cultures and Art Movements

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Careers in the Arts

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Masks of Different Cultures

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