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Pinellas County Schools • Visual Arts Department

Pinellas County Schools is fortunate to have numerous  outstanding Visual Arts programs and teachers K-12.

In Elementary School all students receive 40 minutes of Visual Art once a week by a certified art teacher in an art room. Students receive instruction based on the Florida Next Generation State Standards in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. Selected schools have digital photography and computer graphics. Perkins Elementary is the magnet school for Visual and Performing Arts. 

Middle School Visual Art is offered as an elective and taught by a certified art teacher. Students receive instruction based on the Florida Florida Next Generation State Standards in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics.  Many schools have digital photography and computer graphics. John Hopkins Middle School is the magnet school for Fine Arts.  

High School Visual Art is offered as an elective  and is taught by a certified art teacher. Students receive instruction based on the Florida Florida Next Generation State Standards. Courses include 2D design, 3D design, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Photography,  Computer Graphics,  Sculpture, Jewelry, Multimedia Technologies, and Advanced Placement 2D design portfolio, Advanced Placement 3D design portfolio Advanced Placement Drawing Portfolio and Art History. All high schools have a digital art labs.
High School students must have 1 credit of Visual, Performing, or applied arts to graduate.

Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) located at Gibbs High School offers concentrated study in a specific art field while fulfilling all the academic requirements for graduation. For more information, visit:  www.pccagibbs.com

To contact the PCS Art Department, please call: 727-588-6057 

FAEA • Florida Art Education Association

The Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) is a membership association dedicated to providing visual art educators in Florida with the knowledge, skills and support that will ensure the highest quality instruction possible to all students in Florida.
Serving visual art teachers, professors, administrators, museum educators and students, the Florida Art Education Association: encourages research in art education; holds public discussions; sponsors institutes and conferences; publishes articles, reports and surveys; honors outstanding art educators and supporters; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.

FAEA is also the only organization for visual art educators in Florida which actively participates in a program for government relations on behalf of visual arts education. When arts education is discussed in the legislature in Tallahassee, FAEA is working to support your programs.

Join The National Art Education Association!

 

       NAEA is our professional organization. It is the largest creative community established exclusively for visual arts educators, university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators, and art museum educators. Benefits include access to NAEA Journals and publications, complete access to My NAEA and online features such as Artsonia Classroom Galleries and lesson plans. You will have opportunities to share your experiences and learn from your colleagues through the MONTHLY MENTOR Blog, and through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Ning. You will also receive a FREE digital subscription to School Arts!

 

   ARTSONIA is now offering qualifying schools the opportunity to pay for their annual NAEA membership fees using funds earned through participating in the Artsonia program.  See http://www.artsonia.com/naea/paywithfunds.asp for details!

 

   For more information about NAEA Membership, please visit:  http://www.arteducators.org/community/membership.

Advocacy Corner


As stated on the American for the Arts website, “Anyone can advocate for the Arts and have impact.” Americans for the Arts provides advocacy tools and resources to help develop strong leadership in the arts. Currently featured on the website home page is an article about the first ever Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show. The event was held as part of a larger administration effort to leverage art, artists, and significant Department of Education resources to turnaround the nation's worst performing schools through Turnaround Arts, a public-private partnership that utilizes the arts to help narrow the achievement gap. 


Please visit http://www.americansforthearts.org/advocate for more information.