The secondary art program allows students to extend their study of the visual arts by using a wide range of subject matter, symbols, meaningful images and visual expressions. The program promotes thinking, working, communicating, reasoning and investigating skills and provides for growing familiarity of ideas, concepts and issues important in the visual arts. Multicultural education is an integral part of the secondary program. A total of 26 visual art teachers deliver art instruction in 24 middle schools. The middle school art program allows students to participate in drawing, painting, art appreciation, printmaking, sculpting, lettering and crafts. Students learn vocabularies and concepts associated with the visual arts.
At the high school level, a total of 107 teachers deliver art instruction in 21 high school in Prince George’s County. The high school program provides a wide variety of art activities from folk arts, drawing and painting, to sculpture and design, from architecture to photography, computer graphics and video. Students learn vocabularies and concepts associated with various types of works in the visual arts. They develop greater fluency in communicating in visual, oral and written form. Students exhibit greater artistic competence through all of these venues.