Fine Arts

Manuel M., Capital High School painting

Abstraction, Manuel M., Capital HS, 2021

Welcome to the Arts Education Department

Department Profile

  • 41 teachers

  • 2 staff members

  • 1 content-specific instructional coach

  • 100% of Art teachers and staff have special endorsements in Visual Art

  • Every Elementary student receives 50 minutes of weekly art instruction

  • Middle School students can select Art as an elective.

  • Electives at the High School level include Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Crafts, and Photography. Early College Opportunities (ECO) high school offers a dual-credit Design/Architecture pathway.

  • Santa Fe High School offers AP Studio Art.

Our vision for the future of SFPS Arts Education includes

  • SFPS proudly and publicly champions arts education as a core subject, essential to equity and the intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural development of its student population.

  • Art education is rooted in culturally and community-responsive teaching and learning.

  • Art studios are havens for social-emotional learning.

  • Art and design education emphasizes visual literacy, including both traditional and contemporary forms.

  • Art and design education maximizes community resources, preparing students for a future in art and design.

  • Art and design education includes media arts.

We welcome parent and community volunteers in our art studio-classrooms. Artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects; filmmakers and photographers; parents, grandparents and guardians; we need your support. 

We welcome donations of art supplies, equipment and high-quality art books, in addition to cash donations that support special projects.

I invite you to contact me directly at 505-467-2558 to get involved!

Cristina González, M.F.A.