Fine Arts Academy
The Visual Arts Program at the Fine Arts Academy currently focuses on the development of students’ technical skills and critical thinking in a variety of media. The visual art aspect of the larger integrated curriculum emphasizes the application of art elements and principles of design in art production, the study of art history and diverse cultural heritages, and the development of visual discrimination and judgment through art criticism and aesthetics.
Upon successful completion of Art Design and Production, students may take year-long courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, and jewelry. Advanced placement studio courses are also available. See curriculum for more information about the courses.
To graduate with a major in visual arts, students are required to complete six credits in art, including one in art history.
Thank You Roi James
Local Austin artist Roi James generously donated $11,500 to the McCallum Visual Arts Department. The students and faculty at McCallum can not thank him enough! Learn more about Roi James and his very generous donation.
Austin Pictures was a multimedia concert in September of 2011 which featured works by seven McCallum Visual Artists. Below is a video featuring those artists.