Art Department

The art department at Regina High School offers four different classes -Art I, Art II, Art III, and Directed Study.

Students are taught the elements of art and principles of design as a foundation for visual art concepts and processes.  Through this foundation, color theory, painting, drawing, design, sculpture and fibers are some of the medias we cover.

To creative thinkers, the questions are more important than the answers.

Henry James said “… our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task”

Educators recognize art as an integral part of a well rounded education the components include:  art production, art history, and art criticism.

The program at Regina provides an understanding of art concepts, production and  history.  This background helps us to evaluate and make decisions about our own art work and the things we see in the world around us.  The ability to evaluate is valuable to individual creative growth.

Susan Capizzo

  • Art Teacher and Artist
  • Certified K-12 Art Education
  • Minor – Social Sciences
  • BA and Masters in Education 

Turning a Blank Canvas into a Beautiful Butterfly

Regina High School art students will soon be “on display” by participating in a program called “GP Benches” to benefit the Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation.  Artists were sought to creatively garnish a bench in the motif of a butterfly made out of wood.  Regina art teacher ,Susan Capizzo submitted designs for the benches in February, as part of the selection process.  Sponsors chose designs from 2 Regina art students, Mariah Bono and Mary Rochon, both from the Class of 2015.

The first bench titled “True Beauty” will be placed on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods.  The second bench features a rainbow of colors with the saying, “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a beautiful butterfly”, and will be displayed on Kercheval in Grosse Pointe Park.  A plaque will be placed on each bench with the sponsor’s name, artist’s name, and the name of the bench design. 
At the conclusion of this program, the decorated butterfly benches will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation.