Visual Arts in Cobb County
The Cobb County Schools Visual Arts Department supports individual programs in all Cobb schools. Visual arts classes are offered at all grade levels, K-12, and taught by 130 highly trained and specialized visual arts educators.
Visual arts instruction in Cobb prepares students for school, work, and life. The Georgia Standards of Excellence are reflected through the Cobb Teaching and Learning Standards, guiding students to communicate their ideas creatively in a visual format. Instruction in the visual arts discipline is delivered through four strands: production, presenting, responding, and connecting. These four investigative areas allow students to learn to create their own artwork, present it for exhibition, express artistic intent through oral conversation and written explanation, and connect their work to other disciplines and real-world experiences.
Vision and Mission
Vision: Empowering all learners as creators and communicators through the visual arts.
Mission: Developing ideation and visual arts skills to build student self-expression and creative confidence.
Through visual arts instruction, students use applied learning to:
Fine Arts Diploma Seals
More than 890 Cobb seniors received Fine Arts Diploma Seals in 2022. The diploma seal is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in Georgia’s $62.5 billion creative economy. Students can receive a diploma seal in fine arts for completing an instructional pathway, community service hours, and a capstone project in dance, music, theatre, or the visual arts.
ART of LEARNING Integration Through The Arts
Visual Arts Calendar of Events
Visual Arts - Cobb Teaching & Learning Standards
Elementary School Visual Arts Standards
1st GRADE STANDARDS
2nd GRADE STANDARDS
3rd GRADE STANDARDS
4th GRADE STANDARDS
5th GRADE STANDARDS
Middle School Visual Standards
6th GRADE STANDARDS
7th GRADE STANDARDS
8th GRADE STANDARDS
High School Visual Arts Standards
9th-12th GRADE STANDARDS
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Applied Design
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Art History
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Ceramics
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Comprehensive
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Digital Design
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Drawing
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Fashion Design
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Fibers Design
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Graphics
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Jewelry & Metalcrafts
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Painting
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Photography
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Printmaking
9th-12th Grade Visual Arts – Sculpture