Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Cleveland High School

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3400 SE 26th Ave | Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 916-5120 | Fax: (503) 916-2692
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Visual Arts


The Art program at Cleveland encourages students to identify their own passions for specific media in the Visual Arts. The classes emphasize process over product and students are encouraged to understand their own mode of perception of the world around them. Media will include but not be limited to:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Mixed Media

Students begin with an introduction to art techniques and theory, then move into a greater exploration of the components of production, aesthetics, and art history. Students are taught art vocabulary, how to express what they see, what makes a good composition, and color mixing.


The Photography program at Cleveland provides a solid foundation in the medium of photography. Students use 35mm cameras to learn basic and experimental darkroom practices, the principles of photographic composition, techniques of proper exposure, and an understanding of lighting.

For more information, contact any of Cleveland's art and photography teachers. Click here to visit the staff page by department.