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The elementary art curriculum provides to all students a well-sequenced program of developmentally appropriate art experiences in five major areas: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Three-Dimensional Design, and Two-Dimensional Design. Students are involved in activities which are culturally balanced and integrated with study in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. A variety of strategies is used to enable students to construct meaning, investigate, make decisions, and solve problems creatively. The comprehensive elementary art curriculum enhances the students' total educational experience.

The middle school art curriculum is designed to provide all adolescents with opportunities for sequential instruction in this subject. Art activities are provided in five major areas: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Three-Dimensional Design and Lettering. Within one or more of these five areas, a Student Service Learning activity may also be experienced, in conjunction with team initiatives. The middle school art program extends elementary learning, enables selected skills to be refined, and provides opportunities for unique and individual applications. Adolescents who have pursued the middle school program are well prepared to succeed in meeting the Fine Arts graduation requirement.

The high school art program consists of a variety of elective curricular offerings. From an entry-level course taken to satisfy the Fine Arts graduation requirement, to an AP Art History course needed to fulfill a college entrance standard, students have many options. Courses can be sequenced for students who have identified future ambitions by the career path selected. The correct sequence of curricula provides for appropriate preparation and maximum success. All high school art courses provide opportunities for students to refine and apply learned skills and concepts and to develop personally and creatively as visually literate young adults.

Drama participation fees are required. See High School Extracurricular Participation Fees for additional information.

How do I contact the Office of Art/Drama?
Office of Art/Drama:

    102 South Hickory Avenue
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    Phone: (410) 588-5277
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