Visual Arts activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, 3D modeling and photography. Provide spaces to support a variety of visual arts programs.  For all school levels provide dedicated labs for visual arts. Arts Labs can also serve as "Flex Labs" to fabricate physically and digitally; robotics, science, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math): and can be used for before and after school programs.  

The Ed Specs serve to illustrate concepts that will inform the master plans based on OUSD's aspirations to the audience of future architects who will implement them as well as for OUSD stakeholders to understand the reasoning behind modernizations.


Are there storage rooms, teacher preparation rooms, or casework?

Large Work Tables

Are there large work tables to provide ample space needed for art projects?

Ample Daylight

Is daylight provided from two sides?


Easily accessible to all learners as a destination for the arts. Locate Visual Arts and Performing Arts shared resource learning spaces for easy sharing by the whole school both during school and for after school programs. 

Supporting Arts Integration

Highly visible and accessible to all learners to support teachers ability to help their students increase their knowledge in general subject areas while fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts.

Student Access

Connect primary circulation pathways with Visual Arts and Performing Arts learning spaces for easy access to all learners and educators.

Outdoor Learning

Provide direct access to the exterior for arts activities such as large or messy projects, drawing, photography, ceramics, set building for theater, music, dance and drama rehearsals and performances. The direct visual connection is important for teachers to be able to supervise students working outdoors while others work indoors.