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Visual Arts

"When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children."

- Whittaker Chambers, Witness

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 ConceptsDerek HortonView Syllabus
Advertising DesignDerek HortonView Syllabus
AP Art HistoryElana CaseyView Syllabus
AP StudioElana CaseyView Syllabus
Art AElana Casey, Mike Easton, David IbataView Syllabus
Art HistoryDavid IbataView Syllabus
Computer GraphicsAlexander McSwainView Syllabus
Computer Graphics II – AnimationAlexander McSwainView Syllabus
Drawing IMike Easton, David IbataView Syllabus
Drawing IIDerek HortonView Syllabus
Drawing IIIMike EastonView Syllabus
Drawing IVElana Casey, David IbataView Syllabus
Imaging A/BAlexander McSwainView Syllabus
Internship – Professional PracticesElana CaseyView Syllabus
Painting IDavid IbataView Syllabus
Painting IIMike EastonView Syllabus
Printmaking IJacqueline MaggiView Syllabus
Sculpture IJacqueline MaggiView Syllabus


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