Fine Arts

In The Classroom

Seton High School has a rich tradition of engaging students in the Fine Arts. Students can develop their individual talents in Visual Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, and through other Fine Arts electives. Private Voice and Piano lessons are also available before or after school.

To fulfill diploma requirements, 1 unit of credit must be accumulated. Please see our Course Description & Academic Policy for course descriptions.

Visual Arts

In addition to the development of foundational skills, students wishing to pursue an interest or career in the Visual Arts can develop college portfolios through advanced coursework focused on concentrations, including: Painting, Fibers and Fabrics, Graphic Design, Printmaking, 3-D Design (sculpture/ceramics), Photography, or Typography/Calligraphy.

Vocal Music

In addition to Freshman Chorus, students wishing to pursue an interest or career in the Vocal or Performing Arts can engage in Concert Choir throughout their four years at Seton High School. There are also unique opportunities to engage with Elder’s Glee Club and perform in Seton’s renowned Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series.

Instrumental Music

Students wishing to learn to play a Band instrument can engage in Beginning Instrumental Band. This course meets the fine arts requirement and prepares students to participate in Elder’s Marching Band or Elder’s Steel Drum Band.


In addition to a host of sequenced semester electives designed to develop lifelong learning skills in the Visual arts, students may also select the following electives.

  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Band
  • Steel Drums
  • Private Voice and Piano Lessons

Art Department Clubs and Activities

  • Art Club
  • Anime Club
  • Photography Club
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Seton/Elder Performing Arts Series
  • Participation in Annual Art Shows and community exhibitions, including The Flats Art Gallery
  • Field trips to local colleges
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities in the community

AP and Dual Credit Offerings

  • AP Art 3
  • AP Art 4

AP Art 3 and AP Art 4 are designed to prepare students for accomplished performance on the Advanced Placement test in the Spring. Students have the ability to earn additional college credit for AP Art 3 and AP Art 4 depending upon their performance on the AP test. Please visit AP & Early College Credit (Dual Enrollment) for details and to see a complete listing of both AP and Dual Enrollment Courses available.

Fine Arts Department Members

Marco Colant
Marco Colant
Fine Arts Department
Music Teacher
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2030/2036
Justin Kohler
Justin Kohler
Fine Arts Department
Freshman Chorus Teacher; Segale House Dean
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2034
Margie Metz
Margie Metz
Class of 1994
Fine Arts Department
Art Teacher & Department Chair
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2218
Mary Sunderhaus
Mary Sunderhaus
Class of 1980
Fine Arts Department
Spirit Shop manager; Performing Arts Department Assistant
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2032, Spirit Shop 2100
Erin Vanover
Erin Vanover
Class of 1998
Fine Arts Department
Art Teacher
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2219
Michelle Wells
Michelle Wells
Fine Arts Department
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2033

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