Bellaire High School



Pre-AP & Pre-IB students who do not already have instructor approval from Bellaire teachers should email pictures of 6-8 of your best work (3 from direct observation) to:  

In addition to showcasing your best work, artwork should be chosen to demonstrate mastery of a variety of foundation art concepts such as shading, perspective, drawing what you see, portraits and so forth.  Well-rounded portfolios of recent work help us to assess your current level of experience, ability, and understanding. And, allows us to accurately council you as to what classes are best for you to enter.

No student wishing to take class IB or AP level classes should do so without sending their work for review and doing summer assignments.  Any students new to Bellaire should send work as soon as they are able.


Art 1 Pre-AP/PreIB

IB & Pre-IB Art

AP & Pre-AP Drawing & Painting

Pre-AP Sculpture

AP & Pre-AP Photography


Summer assignments are required and a major part of your grade.  As we are  returning to school online for the first six weeks these assignments will need to be turned in digitally.  We will address how to take pictures, edit them, and how and where to turn in when we see you in class. Assignments will be due within the first few weeks of school. Work should be complete as possible when you return so when we start you can focus on taking great pictures and putting things together in the format your teacher desires for upload!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!  We are looking forward to seeing you!

Background image by Renee Chiao when she was a senior here at Bellaire High School.

Gallery of Student Work

Brian Truong
Colored Pencil
Mariana Maini
Red, Yellow & Blue Marker
Julia Zheng
Pastel on Colored Paper
Andrew Abdalla
Tiffany Li
Ballpoint Pen
Jessica Ajucum
Oil Painting
Paula Diaz Linares
Jennifer Xu
Hannah Woulfe
Mixed Media
Cassie Yuan
Gabriella Montes de Oca
Anna Tselik
Agate, silver & copper
Annie Tao
Ballpoint Pen
Jakin Cordova
Black & White Chalk on Gray Paper
Jennifer Li
Sharon Manikam
Ink Wash
Megan Finkel
Isabella Frazier
Mixed Media
Tiffany Say
Sara Tin-U
Judith Navarro
Graphite Pencil
Alice Liu
Timed Figure Drawing in Charcoal
Jennifer Xu
Colored Pencil & Graphite Pencil
David Williams
Hard Edge Portrait in Acrylic
Annie Tao
Mixed Media
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"The studio is where creative people make something out of nothing.  The room is where life comes to life.  First there was an empty mind, then an idea, then an artifact, then a real thing.  That is what mesmerizes us about creative people.  To outsiders, they seem like magicians; to insiders they seem like worker bees."

~Phil Cousineau

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