Visual Arts

  • The Department of Applied Learning believes the Arts positively impact local communities and are critical to a complete education. Supporting young people in creative learning and artistic endeavors ensure they will be more engaged and enriched in all aspects of their lives. The presence of the arts and artists in society is a vital component of a functioning democracy.

    The primary goal of the Visual Arts program is to enable students to develop their minds and intellectual capabilities using all forms of creative intelligence.  The Visual Arts are an essential part of the curriculum in Broward County Public Schools. Creativity and self-expression are nurtured allowing students to solve problems and think critically. Through an integrated, interdisciplinary approach, the Arts provide a safe environment for the evolution and resolution of ideas. Students are challenged to be active participants in a program with high expectations.

    Our team has worked diligently to ensure that the SMART Bond Kiln Program runs effectively and efficiently providing our district with ceramics equipment to enhanced ceramic programs at BCPS schools.



  • Florida Art Education Association Features Artwork by BCPS Art Curriculum Supervisor Donna C. Haynes

    BCPS Art Educator  Donna C. Haynes Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Curriculum Supervisor for Art K-12, Donna C. Haynes, for being selected as one of 13 Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition winners. Her piece, Outbound Departure, won the Art Systems of Florida Award.

    Haynes was celebrated at a Virtual Awards Ceremony during the FAEA’s 2020 Virtual Professional Development Conference on November 8, 2020.

    “Thank you to the Florida Art Educators Association and the Art Systems of Florida for this award and recognition,” Haynes said. “I’m elated to be included with this group of talented artists and art educators. The passion and love of creating art led us to this field of work, and recognitions like this motivate me continue to grow in this field for myself and the greater good of public education.”

    Outbound Departure is a large-scale work made with vintage toy train tracks and antique Outbound Departure  accessories. The metal pieces have been deconstructed and reassembled into a symmetrical radial design. 

    For more information and to see the full list of 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition winners along with their artwork, visit and

    Pictured right: “Outward Departure” 78” x 78”, vintage metal train tracks and accessories, wood, wire, solder, 2020.

  • Staff

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    Donna Haynes-Curriculum Supervisor, Visual Arts; 754-321-1862

    Chantal Bandoni-Instructional Facilitator, Visual Arts K-12; 754- 321-1884

  • Upcoming Events

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    Advanced Placement Superintendent’s Art Exhibit 

    Youth Arts Month Art Exhibit & Concert 

    Stars on Parade Show (Arts for the Future Scholarships) 

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1851

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