The Art Department provides a wide range of artistic experiences that encourage students to explore and expand their abilities, while also expressing themselves. This is achieved primarily by emphasizing the creative process as well as the finished product. Students are provided with a safe and collaborative environment in which to express themselves creatively in a number of artistic arenas.
The Art Department includes two full time visual art teachers, one theater and dance teacher, and two part time music teachers who share teaching responsibilities for the same classes. Crefeld offers two and three-dimensional art, glass, theater and dance, and instrumental music. There are four dedicated studios for visual art, glassblowing and lampworking, theater and dance, and music. Most classes are open to all students, without consideration for experience, ability, or grade level.
The art department often collaborates on special projects within its own department as well as with teachers in other disciplines. Through making art, creating music, and performing in theatrical productions, the art program helps students apply problem solving skills to their academics and other aspects of life.