Visual Arts

Visual art instruction, including the study and practice of both traditional media (drawing, painting, and sculpting) and electronic media (photography, video and film), is offered in middle/junior and senior high schools throughout the district. Elementary classroom teachers may provide instruction in visual art or use visual art activities as support for instruction in other subject areas. The visual art curriculum is designed to ensure students meet the California State Content Standards in visual art through studio and art history courses.

Academic Standards

VAPA Lessons
Visual Art (  ): Lessons are being revised, please see ITQ Arts and Science Integration for grades 3-5

Core Learnings

Visual Art 1 & 2 Guidebook 

Secondary Visual Art Curriculum Support:

In the News

Crawford High School Pilot Mural is finished Before and After Picture  Press Release

Related Resources

Contact Us

San Diego Unified School District
Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA)
Instructional Media Center
2441 Cardinal Lane
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 256-2700 - Phone
(858) 256-2708 - Fax

Key Contacts



Visual Arts

Martha Stegeman
Visual Art Resource Teacher
(858) 256-2704