High School

High School Fine Arts

The purpose of the Arts programs at Headwaters is to provide opportunities for our students to develop skills in creative problem solving; to practice a craft with dedication; and to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings about the world. In the High School we offer year-long and semester-long classes so that students can try a variety of modalities.

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  • Film

    In our High School Film Program, students learn building on their knowledge of visual storytelling and cinematography, and study an array of non-sync genres: silent shorts, experimental/studio art pieces, music videos, and non-sync narratives.
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  • Studio Art

    The purpose of the studio art course at Headwaters is to introduce students to the languages, concepts, and practices of art through visual and art historical perspectives. Students will be engaged in discussion about the elements of art, such as content, composition, style, method and materials. Students will also be introduced to a range of visual art practices, including drawing and painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, conceptual and installation art, video art, earthworks, and performance art, as well as craft and graphic design.

    The Studio Art program cumulates in the IB Visual Art program as students challenge their own creative and cultural expectations. 
  • Photography

    The Headwaters Photography program allows for students to actively explore and grow in this medium throughout their high school career. Starting with intro classes, students learn the basics and have hands-on learning and weekly outings around Austin. Then students have the opportunity to move into IB Photography where year on focuses on art-making exploration and rounds out in year two with development and completion of a single body of work.
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  • Music

    Our high school ensembles offer opportunities for students who already have some experience to further their exploration of music through studying fundamentals like reading, music theory, instrumental practice, improvisation and public performance. Students will learn to make music together, and have direct input into how and what they play. Our IB Music program is for the student looking to do a deeper dive into the subject. Eleventh and 12th graders in IB Music can expect to do a further study of music theory, but also compose, perform, research different musical cultures/genres, learn about the music industry and how it's changing, practice ear training, study and analyze scores, experience and perform new styles of music from all over the world, and overall develop a deeper understanding of music.

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278