Effortlessly Communicate Your High School Curriculum With These Student Handouts

The structure of high school level art courses can vary from place to place. In some districts, they are organized by media type, like Drawing I or Advanced Ceramics. In others, they are organized by levels such as Art I & Art II. Either way, common threads of curriculum are evident from class to class. Clearly communicating your curriculum to students helps them understand the learning expectations you have.

You may have already seen our elementary and middle school student curriculum handouts, but today, we are excited to be sharing media-specific high school examples!

Teach Intro to Art? Use bits and pieces from each of these examples to form your own version. Have an Advanced Painting course this fall? Build off of the Painting example to create a document that highlights the concepts, tools and vocabulary you’ll teach in class.

Note: If you would like to create your own versions of these curriculum documents, we suggest using Microsoft Word or Pages. If you’d like to create something more graphic, try the drag-and-drop design platform Canva.


Click here for the Drawing download.


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Click here for the Painting download.


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Click here for the Ceramics download.


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If you’re looking for even more ways to organize your curriculum, check out the three resources below.

How do you communicate your curriculum to your students?

Do you use documents similar to these in your classroom?

Tracy Hare

Tracy is a middle school art teacher from central MN who strives to create rich, meaningful content and resources through her Art Ed PRO Director role at AOE.