The primary goal of the Visual Arts program is to enable students to develop their minds and intellectual capabilities using all forms of creative intelligence. The Visual Arts are an essential part of the curriculum in Broward County Public Schools. Creativity and self-expression are nurtured allowing students to solve problems and think critically. Through an integrated, interdisciplinary approach, the Arts provide a safe environment for the evolution and resolution of ideas. Students are challenged to be active participants in a program with high expectations.
Our team has worked diligently to ensure that the SMART Bond Kiln Program runs effectively and efficiently providing our district with ceramics equipment to enhanced ceramic programs at BCPS schools.
Butterfly Project- Teaching the Holocaust Thought the ArtsThe butterfly is the symbol being used for remembrance of children who died during the Holocaust. This project is a collaboration between the Equity and Diversity Department and the Visual Arts.
This unit is a response to the Florida House Bill 1213 that designates the second week of November as “Holocaust Education Week” and April as Holocaust Remembrance Month.
In teaching the Butterfly Project, our teachers will be utilize K-5 resources related to World War II, the Holocaust, and Character Education while learning to respect each other and learning to accept and celebrate our differences.
In addition, while presenting this unit lesson, teachers will be working towards creating a culminating community mural as a permanent or temporary installation to remember the children of the Holocaust and to instill hope for a continually better humanity.
Students from Wilton Manors & Floranada Elementary Schools
Students from North Andrews Gardens Elementary School
Youth Arts Month Exhibition
We are proud to announce the 2021-2022 Youth Arts Month Student Virtual Art Exhibition. The theme for the exhibit this year is: "Art Connects Us." The exhibit offers us the opportunity to showcase our strong visual art curriculum and outstanding BCPS Fine Arts programs in a visually articulate and evident manner. Congratulations to all students selected to exhibit!
Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition
Broward County Public Schools and the Coral Springs Museum of Art are pleased to present the “2022 Superintendent's Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition!” The exhibition showcases original artwork of 2021-2022 high school Advanced Placement Studio Art students. The physical exhibition is on view at the Coral Springs Museum from March 8, 2022 to April 23, 2022. Congratulations to "Best of Show" Le Do, McArthur High School; "1st Place" Angel Pena, Dillard Center for the Arts; "Second Place" Mary Bella Durham, McArthur High School; "3rd Place" Sebastian Barrientos, Pompano Beach High School; "Honorable Mention" Alejandro Velazquez, Cypress Bay High School; "Honorable Mention" Alyssa Allen, Everglades High School; "Honorable Mention"; Riley Dion, Pompano Beach High School. Thank you to the Coral Springs Museum for their continued partnership with Broward County Public Schools and a special thank you to this year’s judges: Vickie Englehart, retired Advanced Placement Art Instructor from Deerfield Beach HS; Jen Clay, South Florida Professional artist; Daniel Listwan, Coral Springs Museum Education and Public Programs Manager; Dr. Cartwright, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools.
Art in the Capitol Competition
Announcing the “2021-2022 Art in the Capitol Exhibition!” In 2016 the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 701 related to “Art in the Capitol” competition. The “Art in the Capitol” competition is a statewide visual arts competition that requires each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students grades 6 through 8 attending public schools, private schools and home education. The exhibition is open to all Broward County Public, Private and home-schooled students. The Best of Show awarded artwork will be submitted to the legislator in the student’s residential region and then transported to Tallahassee to hang in the Capitol Building.
Florida Art Education Association Features Artwork by BCPS Art Curriculum Supervisor Donna C. Haynes
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Curriculum Supervisor for Art K-12, Donna C. Haynes, for being selected as one of 13 Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition winners. Her piece, Outbound Departure, won the Art Systems of Florida Award.
Haynes was celebrated at a Virtual Awards Ceremony during the FAEA’s 2020 Virtual Professional Development Conference on November 8, 2020.
“Thank you to the Florida Art Educators Association and the Art Systems of Florida for this award and recognition,” Haynes said. “I’m elated to be included with this group of talented artists and art educators. The passion and love of creating art led us to this field of work, and recognitions like this motivate me continue to grow in this field for myself and the greater good of public education.”
Outbound Departure is a large-scale work made with vintage toy train tracks and antique accessories. The metal pieces have been deconstructed and reassembled into a symmetrical radial design.
Pictured right: “Outward Departure” 78” x 78”, vintage metal train tracks and accessories, wood, wire, solder, 2020.
Donna Haynes-Curriculum Supervisor, Visual Arts; 754-321-1862
Chantal Bandoni-Instructional Facilitator, Visual Arts K-12; 754- 321-1884