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Fine Arts

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Visual arts instruction is offered to all kindergarten through fifth grade students for an hour each week, and to middle and high school students as a daily elective.  Art students learn the elements of design and develop critical thinking skills as they analyze their own and others’ artwork.  Students routinely win awards locally, regionally, and nationally.  Art electives include drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and AP drawing.  Students of all levels enjoy field trips to local sights such as Wynwood, and Miami Beach’s Art Deco District, while high school students have toured cultural and art museums in New York, Paris, and Italy.

Visual Art News

Student Art, Awards, and Activities

Visual Arts Faculty

List of 4 members.

  • Mr.  Andre Gordon 

    Director of Acting and Motion Pictures
    Florida State University - B.F.A.
  • Mrs. Anne Heetderks 

    ES Art Teacher
    Ext. 1395
    Calvin College - Bachelor of Arts
    Nova Southeastern University - Masters Degree
  • Ms. Daniela Rojas 

    ext: 1279
  • Mrs. April Sharpe-Shirk 

    Visual Arts Teacher/ Department Chair
    (305) 233-2030 Ext. 1379

Fine Arts Media Gallery

    • How Do Kids Learn to Respect Water?

      Wyland's Artwork Inspires ES Art Students to Learn About the Ocean