Educating the whole child

The Fine 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.

Top 10 skills children learn from the Arts:

  1. Creativity

  2. Confidence
  3. Problem-Solving
  4. Perseverance
  5. Focus
  6. Nonverbal communication
  7. Receiving constructive feedback
  8. Collaboration
  9. Dedication
  10. Accountability

Visual Art

Students will be exploring art from different cultures and time periods. They will be working with an array of materials to create multimedia compositions. We will then be hosting Art Night in March in which some of our student’s artwork will be presented.

Student art work

Art teacher: Blanca Castellanos
Visit the art page!


All students will receive instruction in music weekly. Students are taught using Orff-Schulwerk approaches. While singing is a fundamental part of music, students also play a variety of instruments and explore music and movement through folk dance and improvisation. Students will also participate in creating and composing their own musical ideas throughout the year.

Music teacher: Lesdy Zapata
Visit the music page!

Choir students performing at concert
Recorder Karate Winners
5th grade students with ukuleles
2nd grade students on stage
Pre kindergarten student concert

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.