your to-do list when on campus:

  1. enjoy free popcorn while watching our video projects and animation reels in HLG during lunch!
  2. come visit us in the UA building: see the art from visual imagery to AP drawing + painting in the hallway-gallery!
  3. get your art merch from the ua3 graphics store — student-made pins & seed packets for planting!

Our Congresswoman, Katie Porter, needs art for her office!


submissions due April 5th. Make it happen!!

Welcome to Irvine High Visual Arts… Where the MAKING happens!

Please use the menu links above to check out each of our Visual Arts subject areas.

Everyone is WELCOME and encouraged to enroll in our courses from beginning and exploratory (No experience necessary!) to advanced and AP levels, there is a space for you to make and create and express your ideas! We encourage all students to learn fundamental techniques and processes in making and designing, and most importantly strengthen and practice creative thinking and problem solving skills that can be applied in all aspects of education and life-long learning.

Please reach out to any Visual Arts teachers for additional questions and specific program information. Thanks for taking the time to take a look at our programs! And… You BELONG HERE!

High School Art Competition List

An art competition list for this year


2021 Human Rights Poster Contest

Back-to-School-Night Info

Please visit the course links in the above menu to view Visual Arts Info and course syllabi. Questions? Please email a Visual Arts Teacher HERE

Instagram Accounts

Here is a list of IHS IG accounts that you’ll want to follow for celebration, inspiration, and information! 

Artful Humans of Irvine High

IHS Fine Arts

Perales Art Room


Irvine High Yearbook


Officially NO Summer Assignments… but a preview

Officially there are NO longer Summer Assignments… but a preview of a course and the expectations can be really helpful for incoming AP students. Knowing generally about the journey on which you are about to embark will help you on your path to success!

Visit each AP course homepage link below for useful info to get started:

AP Art History

AP 2D Design (photography)

AP 2D Design (computer graphics)

AP Studio: Drawing and Painting

AP 3D Design

AP Course info

Please check back for updates!

AP 2D Design (Computer Graphics)

AP 2D Design (Photography) Visit Visual Imagery homepage

AP 3D Design

AP Drawing & Painting

AP Art History: Visit APAH homepage

And the show must go on…

Thanks so much to the TimesOC and Ada Tseng for recognizing our talented artists chosen for the Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibition


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Art by Rachel Kim