Visual Arts

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The art program provides students with interests in creative artistic endeavor with opportunities to express themselves. Exploration with direction is provided in the introductory programs. Experience gained from these classes can and do give students a start on some lifelong activities.

Art history and appreciation are important and relevant to the study of art. Artists who have made significant contributions in painting, sculpture, drawing and other media areas are studied throughout the art program. In addition, students will be taught to look at art objectively and learn how to analyze and judge works of art. They will learn to discuss their observations and opinions and develop an understanding of the importance of art in society and the world. Career exploration will be encouraged and discussed in all areas. For students considering a career in art, a broad base of experience in various media is highly encouraged.

Some of the student artwork from Park Center is displayed at Artsonia.


  • When selecting courses, pay particular attention to prerequisites- these must be met first.
  • "A" level courses are entry level courses. You need not know "how to draw", "how to paint", etc. in order to take these courses.
  • Studio art courses may be taken more than once (one credit will be given each time).
  • There is a lab fee for each art course:
    • Painting, Jewelry & Art Metals: $5.00
    • Ceramics, Drawing & Sculpture: $3.00

Course Descriptions:

Visual Arts course descriptions can be found in the Registration Handbook

7300 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

John Groenke

Assistant Principals: 
Jill Knutson
Janell Leisen
Tamiko Thomas

Admin. Assistants: 
Mike Loberg (A-F)
JT Turner (G-Me)
Andrew Wood (Mf-S)
Elizabeth Xiong (T-Z)

Activities Coordinator: 
John Hedstrom

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Fax: 763.569.7606

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