Studio Arts

The Studio Arts Program is structured to help students identify and develop their artistic talents while fostering creative expression and a sense of personal self worth. Students at each grade level build critical thinking skills through the analysis of art while learning to utilize and develop an understanding of the basic elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design. Additionally, the program introduces students to career opportunities available in the field of studio arts, provides portfolio development, and offers opportunities for students to exhibit work within the EHS community, as well as, in regional and national level venues.The Studio Arts Program also provides enriching extra-curricular activities for students at all levels, such as the Art Retreat, Spring Arts Trips and the National Art Honor Society. As a whole, the study of visual art contributes meaningfulness toward a “significant life,” while providing a window to the self, culture, humanity, and spirituality. For more information, contact Lauren Cunningham, Studio Arts Coordinator, at or 713-512-3468.

Art Retreat & NAHS


The National Art Honors Society is a national honorary and service organization for high school students in grades 10-12 who are involved in the Arts. EHS represents the 1597 Chapter of NAHS, which is made up of nearly 2,000 chapters nationwide. The purpose of NAHS is to inspire and recognized those students who have shown an outstanding ability in Media and Visual Arts. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in the visual arts and to bring art to the attention of the school and community.

For more information contact
David Trauba or
Sharon Willcutts

Fall Art Retreat

The Visual Arts Department sponsors the annual EHS Art Retreat during the fall semester. The retreat is for all students interested in exploring the arts in nature. The retreat offers students a chance to stretch their creativity, problem solve, and experiment with natural materials away from the limitations of the urban setting.

In addition to strengthening creativity and friendships, the retreat will focus on the relationship of humans and nature. To explore this relationship, we have chosen to stay at the Blackwood Land Earth Institute. Visual Arts faculty members will supervise the students and guide them through several projects in a variety of media.

Blackwood Land Institute

Permission Forms for Art Retreat here

Studio Art