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Visual Arts

What is Visual Arts Education?

Visual Arts programs are an integral part of the core curriculum offered at every K-12 Jeffco public school. Jeffco Schools provide high quality instruction, emphasizing a balance of studio art (creating), critique and analysis, and art history. The curriculum students receive is based on the Colorado Academic Standards - Visual Arts, in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, digital media, sculpture, and ceramics.

Why Visual Arts Education?

Visual Arts are essential. They teach students innumerable lessons - practice makes perfect, small differences can have large effects, collaboration leads to creativity. Visual arts also teach children that there are several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution.


"Research has also shown impressive benefits of arts education on entire school culture - especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance. Numerous reports discuss the ways that increased access and involvement in arts education encourage students to stay in school, succeed in school, succeed in live, and succeed in work." (National Art Education Association)


For more information about how individual schools across Jeffco provide Visual Arts opportunities, please visit the Jeffco School Finder.



Shannon May
Visual Arts Coordinator

 Shannon May

Amy Flynn
Assistant Director - Electives

Amy Flynn










School Galleries

Due to social distancing requirements caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in Spring, 2020, the Jeffco Foundation Middle School and High School Art Shows were cancelled. As a substitute for those events, their art has been put into a digital gallery.

This is work that would have been submitted to these juried shows, as well as artwork that has been created during remote learning by our talented students. Participation by schools was optional, and we hope you enjoy viewing this showcase of art honoring the artistry of our students.

View The Gallery

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