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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.

Visual Arts Student Handbook CLICK HERE.

To pay Arts Fees CLICK HERE.



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
2D ConceptsDavid IbataView Syllabus
Advertising DesignView Syllabus
AP Art HistoryElana CaseyView Syllabus
AP StudioView Syllabus
Art AElana Casey, Mike Easton, David IbataView Syllabus
Art HistoryDavid IbataView Syllabus
Design III – AnimationPiankhi ZimmermanView Syllabus
Drawing IElana Casey, Mike EastonView Syllabus
Drawing IIView Syllabus
Drawing IIIMike EastonView Syllabus
Drawing IVView Syllabus
Imaging A/BPatricia LittleView Syllabus
Painting IMike EastonView Syllabus
Painting IIMike EastonView Syllabus
Printmaking IView Syllabus
Sculpture IView Syllabus
Senior Internship – Professional PracticesElana CaseyView Syllabus


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