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Visual Art

2001 Addison Rd S
District Heights, MD 20747
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Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead
Jemil Miller
Resource Teacher

About the Program

A simple goal of "Visual Art in Every school," has resulted in over 260 Visual Arts teachers at every level, PK-12.

The Visual Art department is staffed with Elizabeth (Lisa) Stuart Whitehead, Visual Arts Instructional Supervisor, Ms. Jemil Miller, Resource Teacher, and Ms. Trisha Washington, Visual Art Administrative Assistant.  The Visual Art program offers opportunities for students to explore all aspects of visual art, develop visual literacy skills and concepts, and develop an appreciation for Visual Art. Curriculum and coursework encourages a well-rounded understanding of the skills involved in creating works of art in multiple media, including but not limited to, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, computer graphics, printmaking, collage, mixed media, and learning about art history.  In addition to supporting teachers in the delivery of curriculum, the department sponsors the Three-Dimensional Exhibit, the North, Central, and South Countywide Art Exhibits, as well as several statewide art exhibits. Furthermore, central office staff can conduct informal and formal observations, provide needs-based professional development (including arts integration lessons and activities), and provide visual art support for lesson planning and demonstration lessons.

Highlights of Visual Arts

  • Snow Plow Mural Graphics Design and Art Program
  • Every year student artwork is on view at North, Central & South County Exhibits
  • Last year marked the first 3D exhibit and the tradition will continue this year.
  • Student artwork is admired all over the state at the Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland First Lady's exhibit, and the Maryland Art Educator Association Exhibits
  • Visual Art is not just for the art studio, Arts Integration lessons are now part of the Middle School Reading and Social Studies Curriculum
  • Every summer marks a new year of the AACPS/PGCPS Visual Art Curriculum Writing Project
  • Our current partnership with Bowie State University to support students wanting to becoming a highly qualified Visual Art teacher