An independent day school for grades 6-12


The CSUS Fine Arts mission is to educate students in the fundamental techniques of visual and performing arts. We provide a safe environment where students can express themselves. Through the artistic process, students learn to explore, define, create, present and evaluate. Our programs prepare students for a lifetime of participation in the arts as artists, performers, educated viewers, audience members and advocates of the arts.

Fine Arts Festival April 28-29, 2017

Experience the Arts at Crystal! Please join us for this two-day festival that showcases the accomplishments of our talented artists.

Friday 4/28
6:00 Acting I Short Play in the Dance Room
6:15-7:00  Student Led Tours of The Art Galleries
7:00  Evening Of Dance in the Theater

Saturday 4/29
3:30  Instrumentals In the Mansion Ballroom
4:15-6:00  Visual Arts Demonstrations in the Commons
(oil painting, Cyanotype Photography and Graphic Design)
4:30 Senior Dance Solos in the Dance Room
5:30-6:30  Scene and Monologue Performances in the Dance Room
7:00 Vocal Music Concert in the theater

Art, Graphic Design and Photography Exhibitions open Friday and Saturday.
Food Trucks Saturday afternoon.

Fine Arts at Crystal

The CSUS Fine Arts believe in the importance of providing students with a progressive, experiential, visual and performing arts curriculum that offers exploration as well as depth and breadth. We believe the arts are for everyone from the novice to the experienced, and we will provide a creative outlet for every student. We strive to cultivate self-expression, an understanding of the language of the arts, appreciation of the intrinsic value of the arts, and a working knowledge that a multitude of solutions exist to solve artistic challenges. We believe that the arts are part of the human experience and are an essential part of a quality education.

Fine Arts Department

List of 8 members.

  • Maggie Fongheiser 

    Head of Fine Arts Dept., Dance teacher
  • John Hauer 

    Theater Manager, Technical Theater teacher
  • Sean Hyland 

    Art teacher
  • Vicky Mann-Hauer 

    Choral Music teacher
  • Kym Matossian 

    Art teacher
  • Bruce Mishkit 

    Instrumental Music teacher
  • Caitlin Savage 

    Middle School Dance teacher
  • Cristina Shin 

    Technology & Graphic Arts teacher