Welcome to the Art Department

The Art Department at Northwest High School offers well-rounded art and music programs that serve as excellent preparation for either a career or college level education in art or music. Our vision is for each student to have the opportunity to express his or herself with passion and creativity in art and music at the highest standard of craftsmanship, to make original art - thoughtfully considered and with personal meaning, and to make exceptional music – expressively performed both individually and in ensembles.
Our students prepare competitive portfolios and produce impressive auditions, and have attended Savannah College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, MICA – Maryland Institute College of Art, and UMD
College Park. For more information on different art classes please see your art teacher or contact Ellen Beck, Fine Arts Resource Teacher at Maryellen_Beck@mcpsmd.org.