Spring ISD is proud of its award-winning Art programs. Our Art programs have earned numerous distinctions and awards for excellence and are recognized throughout the state and nationally as highly effective programs. Art in Spring ISD is often regarded as a standard-bearer and leader in Art public education in the state of Texas. Art is a program of curricular study in the visual arts and provides students with opportunities to develop their skills and work toward mastery in a number of visual art disciplines. Our art programs are a vibrant part of our schools and the community. Spring ISD offers Visual Art as a fully curricular academic enrichment course. The curriculum is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Visual Art in Spring ISD offers students rigorous curricular study as well as numerous opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills outside the academic classroom. This includes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Show, SpringFest: Spring Art Show, Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE), Junior Visual Art Scholastic Event (Jr. VASE), Texas Elementary Art Meet (TEAM), and participation in all TAEA sanctioned District of Distinction events, as well as numerous other exhibitions and arts initiatives.
- Students in the Spring ISD Elementary Art program learn skills through a TEKS-aligned curriculum that focuses on timeless and broad concepts employing the elements of art and principles of design.
- Students explore the elements of art and principles of design, art history, and world cultures, while making real-world connections.
- Students gain a well-rounded foundational experience through instruction in various forms of media and techniques, which include painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media, weaving, collage, digital art and more.
- Students build appreciation of the visual arts by dialoguing about their art experiences, interpretation, and thoughts about various works of art.
- Visual art content is sequenced to provide a unique and enriching learning experience at each grade level that is designed to help students advance in their study of art at the middle school level and develop an informed appreciation for the visual arts.
Secondary Art - Middle School
- Students at the middle school level in Spring ISD are exposed to a wide variety of techniques and media. From painting to sculpting, from drawing to mixed media; there are many different experiences for the middle school student.
- Students are instructed in the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design, create unique and individual works of art, learn to talk about works of art created by others, as well as reflect on their own.
- Middle school student artists establish a foundation of knowledge and skills that will prepare them for high school visual art and life.
- Students choose coursework in Art Middle School 1, Art Middle School 2, and Art I for Middle School (High School credit).
Secondary Art - High School
- High School visual art students in Spring ISD begin their coursework in a general art class (Art I) that focuses on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.
- Students create unique and individual works of art, learn to talk about works of art created by others, as well as reflect on their own.
- When students have completed Art I, they then get to focus their visual art experience into a deeper, focused area of study in coursework from a variety of courses: Drawing I, II, III; Painting I, II, III; Photography I, II, III; Sculpture I, II, III; Jewelry I, II, III; Ceramics I, II, III; Digital Art and Media I, II, III; 2-Dimensional Art I, II, III; 3-Dimensional Art I, II, III.