Visual and Performing Arts

"The arts are fundamental resources through which the world is viewed, meaning is created, and the mind is developed.”


Elliot W. Eisner
Professor of Education and Art
Stanford University

Welcome to the Los Angeles County Office of Education Visual and Performing Arts program. The purpose of this program is to assist districts/schools in delivering a systematic, sustainable, high-quality and sequential standard-based education for all students.
Featured Events
District Art Coordinator MeetingDistrict Art Coordinator Meeting
This meeting will provide District Art Coordinators with technical assistance in implementing arts education in their districts. This first session of the 2018-2019 season will be a very Special Event at The California Science Center!...Read more
Teaching Creativity with Common Core Standards - Elemementary LevelTeaching Creativity with Common Core Standards - Elemementary Level
This series will engage elementary level participants in activities creating interdisciplinary–project based teaching in alignment with the Common Core State Standards. ...Read more
Los Angeles County's Poetry Out Loud: County Recitation ContestLos Angeles County's Poetry Out Loud: County Recitation Contest
Open to all public and private high schools, students to learn about poetry through memorization and performance, helping master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and appreciate the art of poetry. This activity also supports the Common Core English Language Arts Standards ...Read more