Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department at Manatee School For the Arts provides something for everyone! Introductory classes for new students or those without prior arts training, at both the middle and high school level, offer the chance to learn the fundamental concepts inherent in all higher level classes. Multiple levels of classes are offered throughout the curriculum in several disciplines, including drawing, painting, cartooning, as well as fine craft areas, such as sculpture, jewelry making, fiber exploration and costuming. Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) in eighth grade and Advanced Placement (AP) in high school as well as portfolio classes are available and encouraged for students seeking further study in college in the Visual Arts field as preparation for applying to a college level program.

Art Survey

An introductory course for students with little or no previous art experience and those who have not had the MSA...

Drawing

Acquire a basic knowledge of drawing tools and materials, and basic drawing techniques. Begin exploring the basics of design: line,...

2D-3D

Students will be exposed to a variety of media in both two and three-dimensional design. Projects include still life, pen...

Costume Design

Students in costuming class are taught basic sewing techniques of repair, alteration, and construction as they pertain to costuming for...

Painting

An introduction to the many different styles and techniques in painting, with focus on design and production of a painting....

Cartooning and Illustration

In this class, students will create and discuss visual art through cartooning & illustration art topics such as book, advertising...

Fiber/Craft Explorations

A survey course covering various art forms that use fiber as a main component. Projects may include coiled basketry, tapestry...

Jewelry Making

Students in Jewelry Making will experiment with paper, polymer clay, ceramic clay, wire and metal, leather, glass, wood, fiber and...