Arts Education

Welcome to the Arts Education Department!



The SFPS Art Department provides an exceptional, comprehensive, culturally responsive, standards-based program of art education to K-12 students in Santa Fe Public Schools. We prepare children and youth for college, career, and community readiness including active participation,  leadership and/or lifelong engagement with art and design in Santa Fe.  

Department Profile
  • 39 teachers
  • 2 staff members
  • 1 content-specific instructional coach
  • Every Elementary student receives 50 minutes of weekly art instruction
  • Most Middle School students receive 50 minutes of daily art instruction during their Middle School years
  • Electives at the High School level include Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Crafts, and Film. One HS offers a Design/Architecture pathway.
  • Santa Fe High School offers AP Studio Art.

Our vision for the future of SFPS Arts Education includes

  • SFPS proudly and publicly champions arts education as a core subject, essential to equity and the intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural development of its student population.
  • Art education is culturally responsive education.
  • Art studios are havens for social emotional learning.
  • Art and design education is visual literacy education.
  • Art and design education encompasses traditional and contemporary forms.
  • Art and design education at SFPS maximizes community resources.


We welcome parent and community volunteers in our district art studios. Artist, craftspeople, designer, and architect parents, grandparents and guardians:  we need your input and support!  Please don't hesitate to get involved in your child's school art program, at any level.

I invite you to contact me directly with feedback and  ideas on elevating Art Education at Santa Fe Public Schools.


Cristina González, M.F.A.
Arts Education Coordinator

BF Young Professional Center
1300 Camino Sierra Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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