PreK-12 Visual Arts

Visual Arts In Our Schools

Visual arts in SFUSD cultivates the space for students to listen and learn from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), past and present. Students work with and have access to diverse artworks and artists, and work alongside antiracist educators and leaders of change. In visual arts, students explore and develop their ideas in 2D & 3D arts expressions like sketching, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, crafts, design and architecture. We would like to note that SFUSD also has an expansive media arts department in middle grades and high school with courses like Animation, Broadcasting and Sound Production, as a complement to our Visual Arts offerings. During distance learning, all visual arts experiences also weave in media as a way for our young artists to express emotions, thoughts, ideas and stories. 

SFUSD offers visual arts classes and programs at every level, Pre-K to 12th grade. Elementary schools are served by Visual Arts teachers and Visual Arts Artists in Residence, and some visual arts educators work side-by-side with classroom teachers on integrated learning experiences. At the Elementary level, students might have Visual Arts 1-2 times a week and they may rotate through visual art and then to dance or music. In Middle Grades, students may have visual arts for a semester or experience arts on an “exploratory wheel” (rotation) alongside Health, Computer Science and STEAM. In High School, students can refine their study in multi-year arts pathways through classes that build sequential learning, 

All Visual Arts learning is facilitated by qualified teachers who are credentialed in either Art Education or Career Technical Education. All SFUSD visual arts educators continue to redesign curriculum that is 1) relevant to our students' interests, experiences, languages, and backgrounds, 2) is centered in equity and antiracist arts practices, 3) is aligned to the 2019 CA Arts standards, and 4) builds a strong arts and creativity foundation for students to thrive in their future career. 

Please visit the Offerings section below for more information about what each school offers.

SFUSD Visual Arts Offerings

This section includes visual arts classes and programs offered in 2020-21

PreK Visual Arts

list of offerings coming soon

Elementary Visual Arts

Visual Arts Teachers provided by the Arts Department serve in the following schools:

Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila ES

Clarendon ES

Cleveland ES

Cobb (Dr William L) ES

Drew (Dr Charles) College Preparatory Academy ES

Flynn (Leonard R) ES

Garfield ES

Harte (Bret) ES

Hillcrest ES

Huerta (Dolores) ES

Jefferson ES

Key (Francis Scott) ES

King (Thomas Starr) ES

Lafayette ES

Lee (Edwin and Anita) Newcomer ES

Longfellow ES

Malcolm X Academy ES

Marshall ES

McCoppin (Frank) ES

McKinley ES

Miraloma ES

Mission Education Center ES

Moscone (George R) ES

Muir (John) ES

New Traditions ES

Parker (Jean) ES

Parks (Rosa) ES

Redding ES

Sanchez ES

Serra (Junipero) ES

SF Public Montessori ES

Sheridan ES

Sherman ES

Stevenson (Robert Louis) ES

Sunnyside ES

Sunset ES

Sutro ES

Taylor (Edward R) ES

Tenderloin Community ES

Visitacion Valley ES

Webster (Daniel) ES

Middle School Visual Arts

Aptos MS Art 6

  • Art 7
  • Art 8

Brown Jr. (Willie) MS Art 6

  • Art 7
  • Art 8

Denman (James) MS Art 6

  • Art 7
  • Art 8
  • Multimedia 6
  • Multimedia 7
  • Multimedia 8

Everett MS Art 6

  • Art 7
  • Art 8

Francisco MS Art 6

  • Art 7
  • Art 8

Giannini (A.P.) MS Art

  • Art 6
  • Art 7
  • Art 8
  • Multimedia 7
  • Multimedia 8

Hoover (Herbert) MS Art

  • Art - Advanced 678
  • Art - Middle School

King Jr (Dr Martin L) MS

  • Art - Middle School

Lick (James) MS

  • Art 7
  • Dance - MS

Marina MS

  • Art - Advanced 678
  • Art 6
  • Art 7
  • Art 8

Presidio MS Art 7

  • Art 8

Roosevelt MS Art 6

  • Art 7
  • Art 8
  • Multimedia - MS

SF Civic Center Secondary

  • MS Art 8

Visitacion Valley MS

  • Art 7
  • Art 8

 

High School Visual Arts

Asawa (Ruth) SOTA HS

  • AP Art Draw
  • Art History
  • Art Intro
  • Computer Art 1
  • Draw/Paint 1
  • Draw/Paint 2
  • Draw/Paint 3
  • Drawing Adv
  • Photography

Balboa HS

  • AP Art Draw
  • Art
  • World Arts

Burton (Phillip and Sala) HS

  • AP Art Hist
  • Ceramics

Downtown HS

  • Art
  • Drawing

Early Morning Study Program HS

  • World Arts

Galileo HS

  • Animation 1
  • AP Art 2D
  • Art
  • Computer Art 1
  • Photography

Independence HS

  • Art

Jordan (June) HS

  • Art
  • Art 3
  • Art Intro

Lincoln (Abraham) HS

  • AP Art 2D
  • AP Art 3D
  • AP Art Hist
  • Art in Archit 1
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Computing 1
  • Draw/Paint 1
  • Photography 1

Lowell HS

  • AP Art Draw
  • AP Art Hist
  • Architecture 1A
  • Architecture 2A
  • Art 1
  • Art 3
  • Ceramics 1
  • Ceramics 1A
  • Ceramics 2
  • Ceramics 2A
  • Ceramics 3A
  • Photography
  • Photography A

Marshall (Thurgood) HS

  • Art
  • Creative Computing 1
  • Draw/Paint 1
  • Photography

Mission HS

  • AP Art Draw
  • Art
  • Art 1
  • Art 3
  • Mariachi 1
  • Photography 1
  • Photography 3

SF Civic Center Secondary HS

  • Art
  • Art 3

SF International HS

  • Art 1

The Academy - SF @ McAteer HS

  • Art
  • Art 1
  • Art 3
  • Creative Computing 1

Wallenberg (Raoul) HS

  • Ceramics 1
  • Ceramics 2
  • Computer Art 1

Washington (George) HS

AP Art Draw

  • Art 1
  • Ceramics
  • Ceramics 3
  • Computer Art 1
  • Computer Art 2
  • Draw/Paint 2
  • Draw/Paint 3
  • Video Prod

Wells (Ida B) HS

  • Art
  • Art 3