Educating the whole child

The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Garland ISD is committed to the education of the whole child, and as a component of that education, we believe that:

  • every student should have a basic knowledge, skills and appreciation of the visual and performing arts.
  • a quality arts education program will enable students to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, self-motivation, and cooperation necessary for success in life.



Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the art room

student artwork, drawing of Frida Kahlo with leaves in background and pink flowers
First grader Dezi Gonzalez drew and colored this portrait of Frida Kahlo in the style of Frida Kahlo.
student art, colorful drawings of alebrijes in the style of Pedro Linares

Students in the upper grades created colorful alebrijes like those depicted in the movie Coco. These fictional creatures derived from the mind of Mexican artist Pedro Linares in the 1930s.

Art teacher: Ms. Hernández

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choir members wearing holiday accessories

Music teacher: Ms. Zapata

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Be a Garland ISD VIP 

With a special VIP pass, community members can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events at district facilities.

Visit the Garland ISD VIP pass page for more details.

Clear Bag Policy

To help ensure a safe and respectful environment for guests, Garland ISD has put into effect a Clear Bag Policy for all GISD middle and high school athletic events and fine arts performances.  

Learn more on our Clear Bag Policy page.