Visual Arts

Cultivating their passion to create

Visual arts students at FWAFA are encouraged to cultivate a personal artistic style while exploring a range of art forms. With an emphasis on open-minded and joyful artistry, our students experience the freedom that allows their talents to blossom in college and beyond.

Elementary & Middle School 

Students are introduced to the Art Elements and Principles of Design; important artists and movements from art history; vocabulary of art; and drawing from observation. They learn the fundamental aspects of their craft and complete assignments using a variety of media and techniques including ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media.

High School

Students begin with Art I, which builds on the knowledge and skills developed in earlier grades. Once this course is completed, students have the option to take any number of advanced studio classes, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and art history. These courses delve into greater depth on each subject. Students have the opportunity to receive college credit for AP Art, building a portfolio based on parameters set by the College Board.

Our Faculty

Susan Brents-Sheldon Art Faculty

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Patricia M. JacobsonArt Faculty

Patricia-Jacobson.jpgPatricia M. Jacobson is a graduate of University of North Texas and has a B.F.A. in Art Education and a Master’s of Fine Art in Ceramics, with a minor in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. After graduation she served as an Adjunct Professor in both beginning and advanced figure drawing at University of North Texas.  She has earned Texas certification in both Art and Special Education. She is also a commissioned portrait artist and volunteer senior art instructor at a local retirement community. Ms. Jacobson’s own works have been shown nationally and internationally.