- 2014 HS Art Show
- 2013 HS Art Show
- 2012 HS Art Show
- 2011 HS Art Show
- 2010 HS Art Show
- 2009 HS Art Show
- 2008 HS Art Show, Site by Karen Jacobi
- 2007 HS Art Show, Site by Karen Jacobi
- 2006 HS Art Show, Site by Dale Sacco
- 2005 HS Art Show, Site by Sarah Proctor
- 2004 HS Art Show, Site by Katrina Martinez
- 2003 HS Art Show, Site by Tim Pike
- 2002 HS Art Show, Site by Karen Stair
- 2001 Secondary Art Show
Formal instruction is currently offered at 31 schools. The district is working to implement art education at more schools each year. By 2018, all elementary schools will have art education.
Enriched art program
Some schools offer an enriched art program for gifted students:
Walnut Glen Academy
The Classical Center at Vial
Middle school art
Students at the middle school level are offered full year art courses. Students are introduced to basic design, methods and materials. Students work in several processes including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics and printmaking.
Earning high school credit in middle school
Eighth grade students at Hudson and O’Banion are able to take Art I and receive high school credit for the class.
Enriched art program
Austin Academy offers an enriched art program for gifted students.
High school art
Students begin with two intro art classes. The first class focuses on 2D design including perspective, drawing, color theory, painting, and printmaking. The second class continues to 3D design including ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. Students also explore the historical and cultural contexts in which many artworks are created.
From there, interested students can choose to specialize in:
Explore Fine Arts course descriptions for more information about specific courses.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
College level AP courses available:
History of Art
Art General Portfolio.
Students may apply to the IB art program at Garland High School. Find out more on the High school magnet programs page.
Annual GISD Art Show
Each spring, students from all the district art programs share the skills they have developed with the community by participating in the annual GISD Art Show.