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  • Welcome to Pinellas County's Visual Arts Department! Pinellas County Schools is fortunate to have numerous outstanding Visual Arts programs and certified K-12 art educators. Click on the tabs to the left in order to view our student art exhibition calendar, field trip information, curriculum and our exciting online galleries of student art.

    In Elementary Visual Art, all students receive 40-50 minutes of art once a week by a certified art teacher in an art room or designated art-making area. Students receive instruction based on the Florida Next Generation State Standards in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, digital media, sculpture and ceramics. Most all elementary schools now have access to an iPad or MacBook Art Lab in order for students to learn 21st century digital skills, digital citizenship and produce digital artwork, photography, and movies. 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 Next Generation State Standards in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, digital media, sculpture and ceramics. All middle schools now have access to an iPad or MacBook Art Lab so students can learn 21st century digital skills, digital citizenship and produce digital artwork, photography, and movies. 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 Next Generation State Standards. Courses include 2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, Ceramics, Photography,  Digital Art Imaging, Multimedia Technologies, Advanced Placement 2D Design Portfolio, Advanced Placement 3D Design Portfolio, Advanced Placement Drawing Portfolio and Art History. Every high schools now has a digital art lab. High School students must have one 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.

    Administration Building Art Exhibition
    The Annual Reception for the students and their families is in October.

    In this amazing show, there are over 1300 works of art on display throughout the building. These works come from K-12 students from all Pinellas County Schools. 
     
    Visit the Pinellas Art Education Association (PAEA) website to learn more about the art teachers' local professional organization.