Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department will work with students to develop innate human characteristics in order to facilitate a better understanding of culture and traditions of oneself and others. A focus on creativity and its link to technology, as well as other disciplines, will challenge students to think outside of convention and problem solve, which are skills in the 21st century.

Fine Arts at Lisle High School

Course Information

Art

“They (the arts) continue to infuse our lives on nearly all levels - generating a significant part of the creative and intellectual capital that drives our economy”

- “The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards”


The Fine Arts Department will work with students to develop innate human characteristics in order to facilitate a better understanding of culture & traditions of oneself & others. A focus on creativity and it’s link to technology as well as other disciplines will challenge students to think outside of convention and problem solve, which are skills in the 21st century.

Venessa Hardy
Art Club / National Art Honor Society Sponsor
2010 IAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year

CoursesTeacherSyllabus
Introduction to Art & DesignMs. HardySyllabus
Ceramics IMs. HardySyllabus
Ceramics IIMs. HardySyllabus
Drawing IMs. HardySyllabus
Drawing IIMs. HardySyllabus
Photography IMs. HardySyllabus
Photography IIMs. HardySyllabus
Sculpture IMs. HardySyllabus
Sculpture IIMs. HardySyllabus

I-8 Workshop & Competition

Workshop

In the fall, all schools in the I-8 Conference are invited to attend an art workshop. Teachers & students travel to one of the schools in the conference to work on art, learn new techniques, & collaborate with students from the different schools.

Competition

In the spring, all schools get together to recognize their artists at the I-8 Art Competition. Chosen students can compete in 1 of 2 categories. Media Specialist allows students with one or two stellar works of art to compete against other students (from other schools) in either the 2D or 3D category. The Portfolio Competition is reserved for 2 juniors or seniors from each school with a portfolio or body of artwork. Students display their sketchbooks & artwork, along with creating an artist's statement for everyone to preview.

Band

The Lisle High School Band program maintains a long history of excellent ensembles. The band program is led by Mr. Scott Gumina and Mr. Dan Schraub.

Mr. Gumina conducts the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Schraub conducts the Jazz Band. All curricular ensembles rehearse five times per week and perform at numerous concerts and festivals throughout the school year. All band students participate in Marching Band and perform at the home football games during the first quarter.

CoursesTeacherSyllabus
BandMr. Gumina
Mr. Schraub
Syllabus

Curricular Offerings

The curricular ensembles offered at Lisle High School include:

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Ensemble

Course Descriptions

Resources

Calendar

Choir

There are four courses included in the Vocal Music program at Lisle High School:

  • Chorale
  • Concert Choir
  • Varsity Singers
  • Music Theory I

The Vocal Music classes at Lisle High School are based on the National Core Arts Standards. Please refer to the syllabus below for a listing of the standards.

CoursesTeacherSyllabus
Choral MusicMs. KerbackSyllabus

AP Fine Arts Courses

CoursesTeacherSyllabus
AP Music TheoryMr. GuminaSyllabus
AP Studio ArtMs. HardySyllabus

Fine Arts Teachers - Left to Right - Venessa Hardy, Patricia Kerback, Scott Gumina, Dan Schraub

Pictured Left to Right:
Venessa Hardy, Patricia Kerback, Scott Gumina, Dan Schraub

Patricia Kerback

Titles: Choral Instructor, Fine Arts Department Head
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lisle High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8376

Scott Gumina

Titles: Band Director
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lisle High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8375

Venessa Hardy

Titles: Art Teacher
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lisle High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8379

Daniel Schraub

Titles: Band Director
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lisle Junior High, Lisle High School, Schiesher School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8377
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