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Visual Arts

Boulder High School


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Three full-time visual arts educators offer an arts-rich environment where students develop their own unique voices through the creation of authentic works of art.

Our teachers are practicing artists who seek to give students a feeling of personal satisfaction through the creative process while developing individual skills in the various areas of visual art. Students also compete in local, state, and national art shows and competitions.

Please​ visit the Boulder High Visual Arts Website

Link to COVA: Community of Visual Artists​​.

View the Visual Arts course selection presentation​.

 Program Information

To meet BVSD graduation requirements, students need 5 credits in either visual arts or music. We encourage students to take many visual arts courses to become a well-rounded creative thinker. All visual arts classes qualify for the Boulder High Arts Focus Pathway Program (scroll down for information on this program).

The extensive fine art program is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of art history and artistic judgment. We seek to give students a feeling of confidence and satisfaction through the creative process to help them develop individual skills and an individual voice in the various areas of art. Students develop a high-quality portfolio of work, which they can retain. Many students receive merit scholarships for art school and/or college.

Artistically talented 9th graders wishing to take Drawing/Painting 1 or Studio Art 1 must be confident drawing and shading realistically.

Attention: California public colleges require two fine art semester classes for admittance. These classes do not need to be sequential.

 National Art Honor Society

​The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding Visual Arts high school students. NAHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Artistry, Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

For candidate application and more details about NAHS, please visit the Boulder High Visual Arts - NAHS Website

 Boulder Arts Focus Pathway

Boulder High School is proud to offer the Boulder Arts Focus Pathway (BAFP). ​This is an exciting program for students who have a passion for the visual and performing arts to earn an endorsement on their diploma for completing courses in the arts, mentoring with local artists, and making art an integral part of their lives. Colleges, universities,​​ and employers will recognize the creative problem solving, innovative ideas, and collaboration of this select group of emerging student visual and performing artists.






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