Never-before-seen Snapshot of Art Courses in NM October, 2020

A snapshot of art education in New Mexico public schools, October 2020: That’s what this report of public information from the New Mexico Public Education Department provides. I thought you may find it intriguing, so I’m posting it—a list of all courses assigned to art educators in public school on the 40th day of the school year. I’ve sorted this long list for you from the courses most prevalent to those least frequent.


There are 2111 courses assigned to teachers this year called “Elementary Art” and that sounds really impressive. It’s about a third of all the art courses taught, and though it


’s likely they meet only once a week or even less often than that, still, what a lot of art class is going on here in NM! Can you picture that many art classes? Art teachers are amazing. It boggles the mind.



I challenge readers to find the most intriguing, interesting, or idiosyncratic title for an art class listed below. Isn't it exciting to think there's an Art Magnet 8 going on somewhere in our state? What is that? What about Art and Invention, or Natural Clay I, II, & III? Sign me up!


Let us know what you find and what you make of it.




Count Fall 2020 Art Teacher Course Assignments

2111 Elementary Art

393 VisualArts-Elem

370 1_Art

209 Introduction to Art

186 Art I

125 Visual Arts

122 ART

95 Elem. Art

77 Art II

52 Art 1

45 Art 2

42 Enos Elementary Art

41 ART 5TH

41 ART 4TH

39 ART 6

38 ART 7

35 Intro to Art

31 Elem Vis Art Grade 1

31 Creative Art

30 ART 8

30 Art 3

29 PAINTING/DRW I

29 ART YR

29 ART K

28 Visual Art (K-6)

27 Art 5

26 ART 4

25 PAINTING/DRW 2

24 Elem Vis Art Grade 4

24 Art Regular Ed

23 NULL

19 PHOTOGRAPHY II

18 EXPL ART

17 Art Appreciation

17 MS-Art I

16 Drawing & Painting I

16 Art - Beginning

16 Drawing & Painting II

16 Drawing I

16 PHOTOGRAPHY III

16 Crafts

16 CreatArtComp

15 ART 1ST GR

15 3rd-Art

15 Art III

15 ART 3RD GR

15 5th-Art

14 6th-Art

14 Elementary Art K

14 4th-Art

14 Drawing & Painting III

14 COMP GRAPHICS 2

14 ART 2ND GR

14 ART 4TH GR

14 1st-Art

14 Creative Art-Comprehensive

14 ART 6TH GR

14 ART 5TH GR

14 Elementary Art 3

13 Art Appreciation APEX VE

13 ART KINDER

13 Art I A

13 COMP GRAPHICS 3

13 Elementary Art 5

13 2nd-Art

13 Creative Art-Drawing/Painting

13 Elementary Art 1

13 KN-Art

13 Elementary Art 2

13 Ranchos Elementary Art

13 Elementary Art 4

13 FIFTH ART

12 Creative Art - Comprehensive

12 Art_ Int

11 VIDEO ED

11 DIG FILM PROD1

11 PAINTING/DRW 3

11 Integrated Fine Arts 6 7 8

11 Intro to Visual Arts_f

10 Art - Intermediate

10 COMP GRAPHICS 1

9 AP STUDIO ART

9 PHOTOGRAPHY IV

9 DRAWING

8 Sculpture

8 AP STUDIO ART2D

8 Drawing & Painting Advanced

8 Elem Vis Art

8 Drawing/Painting I

8 Film/Videotape

7 DIG FILM PROD3

7 CreArtComp

7 Computer Assisted Art

7 Film Video Production 1

7 MS-Art II

7 Introduction to Art 7th Grade

7 Art - Advanced

7 Arroyos Elementary Art

7 MS Art

7 CreaArtDrawPaint1

6 EXP ART 6/S1

6 COMP GRAPHICS 4

6 FINE ARTS 1

6 Creative Art - Drawing/Paintin

6 Art I/Drawing

6 Art Introductory

6 1161 ART I

6 ART FUNDAMENTALS

6 Painting I

6 DRAWING II

6 Visual Arts - Independent Stud

6 ART I COHORT I

6 Film Digital Media I

5 Explor Art_DL

5 VISUAL ARTS 7TH

5 Introduction To Art K-5

5 1161 CREATIVE ART 9 - A

5 CreaArtDrawPaint2

5 Draw_Paint 1A_f

5 1161 CREATIVE ART 8 - A

5 Art Crafts 7

5 Creative Art-Sculpture

5 Art History

5 TV PROD

5 Creative Art Drawi

5 Creative Art Drawing/Painting

5 CreArt

4 BEGINNING ART

4 AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

4 Business of Arts/Media/Entertainment

4 4th Grade Visual Arts

4 Graphic Arts

4 5th Art

4 K Art

4 Art 08

4 AP Seminar

4 5th Grade Visual Arts

4 Crafts Advanced

4 1162 ART II

4 INTERMEDIATE ART

4 Art Semester 1

4 Art App III

4 Art App I

4 Middle School Visual Art

4 6th-8th Grade Intro to Art

4 ADV STUDIOTECHQ

4 Art App II

4 DIGITAL ART 1

4 Film & Digital Media

4 Computer Graphics II

4 Film Crew I

4 3rd Grade Visual Arts

4 INTRO TO ART - A

3 PrintMakingGrapics

3 Painting

3 Art II/Painting

3 Art/Draw/Paint 1

3 Computer Asst. Art I-IV

3 AP STUDIO ART3D

3 Creative Art - Comp IV

3 ART0202: Animalia

3 Advanced Art App

3 Drawing 1

3 1161 CREATIVE ART COMP - A

3 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 CreaArtSculpture

3 Intro to Digital Video Product

3 Applied Arts Three Dimensiona

3 Intro to Film

3 APStudioArt2-D

3 Intro to Film/Video Production

3 Art I - IV

3 Intro to Media Arts

3 Art Introduction

3 ArtPortfolio

3 ART 7th/8th

3 Draw_Paint 1_f

3 2nd Art

3 BEGINNING ART MS

3 Film/Video

3 INTRODUCTION TO ART COHORT C

3 AP Studio Art: Drawing