Visual Arts


"I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women."

Richard W. Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Visual Arts Education Introduction

It is the mission of the Art Education Office to provide the highest quality of visual arts education to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

We recognize the fact that a visual arts education plays an essential and integral part in the life of an educated citizen.

In a school setting, the visual arts assist the classroom to move beyond one dimensional instruction and into a productive and complex interdisciplinary context. The program prepares students for further studies should they choose to make the visual arts a career; and to be an informed viewer with refined visual perception to enrich a creative life.


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