Our Mission

The Art academy at Felix Varela Senior High provides students with the opportunity to grow as artists through a superior experience. They are able to explore their interest in the visual arts for all four years of high school. While enrolling in the Visual Arts courses, they will gain the confidence and skills needed to further pursue future courses and careers in art by developing talent, skills, and knowledge needed to reach a high level of excellence and professionalism. Courses offered will allow students to work with all aspects of 2D studio art from classical drawing and painting to digital art and photography. Students of all talent levels are welcome to explore the visual arts electives. We offer beginning courses, honors, Advanced Placement, and Industry Certification classes. Artists will also have various opportunities to exhibit their work and build a portfolio for college.