Amarillo ISD Visual Art Program
Amarillo ISD offers secondary students a visual art program that promotes creative thinking and critical problem solving, nurtures artistic and observational skills, promotes art appreciation and content knowledge, reinforces core curriculum, and provides an avenue for imaginative self-expression.
Visual art courses begin in middle school and continue through high school with advanced courses in Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, Photography, Ceramics, Jewelry, as well as AP and IB Studio Art. AISD art students participate in numerous area and state competitions including the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event at the middle school, high school, and state levels; and the Texas Panhandle Student Art Show hosted by the Amarillo Museum of Art.
Amarillo ISD has four elementary campuses with an art specialist on staff to provide a robust art curriculum to their students. Those four schools are George Washington Carver, Margaret Wills, Olsen Park, and Eastridge Elementary. In elementary art, students express their creativity, develop fine motor skills, and learn basic art techniques. A large portion of the curriculum is also focused on social emotional learning (SEL) and reinforcement of core concepts.