The Visual Arts Department of Richmond Public Schools offers progressive learning in the Arts for students in grades K-12. RPS offers a plethora of options for students. We offer the Visual Arts, Band, Orchestra, Harp, Chorus, Dance, Theater, and Guitar. Participation in the Arts helps students acquire the ability to solve problems creatively, think critically, and to understand the social, cultural, and historical context of the arts. Studying in the area of Fine Arts teaches history, provides opportunities and allows students to articulate thoughts and ideas through artistic expression.
“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.” --- Michelle Obama