Visual Arts

Announcements

Institute for the Arts (IFTA)

  • 4-week summer enrichment program for students involved in the visual and performing arts
  • students select four courses from over 80 course offerings in dance, music, theatre and visual art
  • open to students currently in grades 6-11
  • students in grades 9-12 who successfully complete IFTA will earn a 1/2 elective credit
  • held at Robinson Secondary School from July 6-July 30
  • bus transportation from FCPS high schools is provided as part of the tuition
  • tuition is $775

West Potomac Art Website

Instructors

Kristina Nosal, Visual Arts Liaison kjnosal@fcps.edu
Michelle Lyttle, Administrator mllyttle@fcps.edu
Adam Sanchez apsanchez@fcps.edu
Amy Stoll aestoll@fcps.edu
Ashley Winters acwinters@fcps.edu

Areas of Study

  • Studio Art and Design
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Computer Graphics
  • AP Studio Art (2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing)

Visual Art Course Information

Special Programs & Opportunities

Advanced Placement Studio Art

  • 2-Dimensional Portfolio:  Design, Digital Art, Photography
  • Drawing Portfolio
  • 3-Dimensional Portfolio:  Sculpture, Ceramics

National ART Honor Society

  • Requirements include high GPA in the Arts, portfolio submission, and personal statements
  • Students graduate with NAHS Honors (cord at graduation) after completion of arts service hours

Partnerships within the Community and Beyond:

  • AIGA (the Professional Association for Design)
    • Guest speakers (working design professionals – web designers, art directors, animators, graphic designers, etc.) visit the Computer Graphics classes about once a month through the year.  In addition, we have visited working studios and design firms in DC:  I-Strategy and Sapient
  • Torpedo Factory Artist Mentorship Program
    • Select WP Art students work with professional artists throughout the year creating artwork. Exhibition and Awards Ceremony dates are posted on the homepage and on our Visual Arts website.

Art Competitions/Scholarship Opportunities/Community Exhibitions