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Visual Arts

"You can touch them with your eyes."

- Pablo Picasso quoted by Paloma, his daughter

Students studying Visual Arts at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts learn the elements of art and visual design while also preparing academically for college and for life. They take courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, computer science, and printmaking. Whether they become professional artists or designers or not, Ellington students are exposed to historical and contemporary styles from different cultures to broaden their frames of reference and perspectives. They also learn about the role of art in a democratic society. In the process of visual arts training at Ellington, we work to enhance students’ self-confidence and artistic consciousness, so they become good citizens of the art world and of humankind.

Click here for SY18-19 department handbook.

Visual Arts SY18-19 Complete Syllabi, Grading Policies, and Rubrics


To pay Arts Fees CLICK HERE or text VADept to 41444.



Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Drawing I Drawing II Drawing III Drawing IV
Sculpture I Painting I Printmaking AP Art History/ Art History
2-Dimensional Concepts Photography Computer Graphics II  Portfolio
 Art History Computer Graphics

Students will have the opportunity to select elective courses from the following: 
• Painting II
• Print-Making II
• Sculpture II
• Photography II
• Computer Graphics II
• AP Art Studio

Online Syllabi

Course Instructor Syllabus
Advertising DesignRodney LittleView Syllabus
AP Art HistoryMark WalkerView Syllabus
AP StudioMark WalkerView Syllabus
Art & Design FoundationsMike Easton, , Rodney Little, Mark WalkerView Syllabus
Art HistoryView Syllabus
Computer Graphics I & IIRodney LittleView Syllabus
Design IIRodney LittleView Syllabus
Drawing IMike EastonView Syllabus
Drawing IIRodney LittleView Syllabus
Drawing IIIMike EastonView Syllabus
Drawing IVMark WalkerView Syllabus
Imaging A & BPatricia LittleView Syllabus
Painting IMike EastonView Syllabus
Painting IIMike EastonView Syllabus
Printmaking IView Syllabus
Sculpture IView Syllabus
Senior Internship, Mark WalkerView Syllabus


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