• Visual Arts at CrossRoads Intermediate

     colored pencils

    Art is a semester course designed to give students a well-rounded art education based on the four parts of Discipline-Based Art Education (in no specific order):

    1)   Art Production

    2)   Art History

    3)   Art Criticism/Analysis, and

    4)   Aesthetic Awareness.

    Not only do students need to learn how to create artwork, but it is equally important that they study the artists who came before them and discuss and evaluate their artwork in order to improve one's personal artwork.  The goal of this course is to broaden students’ understanding and appreciation of art media, art movements and artists in order to have a greater awareness of the world around them. 


    Artwork made by CRIS Students

    color wheel  Zentangle  kaleidoscope


    To view a gallery of artwork made by former CrossRoads art students, please visit our Artsonia page.

    All students, regardless of ability, photograph and upload their artworks to share with the world! Please visit to view our student artworks, leave compliments, join the fan clubs of artists you like, and browse the gift shop, where 20% of every purchase is donated back to the CRIS Visual Art program!