• Visual Arts

    The RHS Visual Arts Magnet strand maintains a balanced curriculum and nurtures creative, artistic, student talent by first instilling grounding in the
    four basic arts concepts of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills. Through the study of perception, students gain visual awareness of their environment
    and experiences as sources for their art pieces. Expression challenges students' exploration and experimentation in a spectrum of artistic forms and media, from more traditional painting, drawing, watercolor and ceramics, to less traditional print-making, silk-painting, airbrushing, sculptures, stone carving and digital graphics. Two-hour studio blocks expand possibilities of size and scope of works and enhance time and space for student/teacher interaction, evaluation and mentorship. RHS Visual Arts Magnet strand offers many advantages, including:

     •opportunities for specialization in Environmental Design, Architecture, Web-Mastering, Photography, Graphic Design, Drawing/Illustration, Painting and Sculpture;
     •ceramics patio and outdoor studio space with multiple potter wheels;
     •access to Metroplex museums and galleries exhibiting original works;
     •artists and art professionals sharing intimate details of work ethics, daily lives, gallery shows and business opportunities in the field;
     •college representatives advising on plans toward post-secondary educations, summer programs and scholarships; Visual Arts P ER S P E CTI V E

    More in creative thoughts, ideas and imagination; it fosters thoughtful judgment, develops disciplined effort and strengthens problem-solving skills. By analysis of artistic styles of historical periods, students deepen their understanding and respect for the art works of diverse societies, traditions and cultures. Finally, students evaluate and respond to art works, developing lifetime skills of critical assessment and informed judgment. The Visual Arts Magnet strand's consistent focus on these four integral concepts of perception, analysis, evaluation and expression, provides an exemplary curricular platform upon which are built multiple opportunities for students to create and showcase their work. Within the course of four years, they develop two Advanced Placement Exam portfolios, one to be submitted at the end of the junior year and one during the senior year. These portfolios are vital to any applications for post-secondary studies within their visual arts career paths. RHS provides an enriched physical environment concomitant to the classroom curriculum. This includes studio facilities and resources conducive to student