Conor Thompson joins visual arts department

After substitute teaching photography at the school for two months last year, Conor Thompson will join the Visual Arts department full time to instruct Drawing and Painting classes. Thompson started painting in high school when he was 14 years old. He earned his bachelor’s degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his […]

Video Art III class changes focus of video

Students filmed a new bus safety video May 5 in honor of Julia Siegler ’14, who was killed by a car while walking to her bus in 2010. Michelle Paster ’98 shot the first bus safety video in November, but when Video Art teacher Cheri Gaulke showed it to her Video Art III class, they […]

Video Art III class changes focus of video

A new bus safety video was filmed May 5 in honor of Julia Siegler ’14, who was killed by a car while walking to her bus in 2010. Michelle Paster ’98 shot the first bus safety video in November, but when Video Art teacher Cheri Gaulke showed it to her Video Art III class, they […]

Alumna marries in school chapel

By Maggie Bunzel Cinema studies and performing arts teacher Ted Walch officiated in the wedding of Claire Cochran ’06 and Kent O’Connor in St. Saviour’s Chapel on Aug. 25. Both Cochran and her older brother Adam Cochran ’04 performed in multiple drama productions that Walch directed. Walch received a license to perform weddings online at […]

Qataris film with video art clas

By Hana Al-Henaid Five students from Qatar Academy in Education City, Qatar spent four days filming and editing a movie with the Advanced Video Art II students from Dec. 6-9 at the Upper School. The five girls were accompanied to the United States by their two teachers, Suzanne Fletcher and David McIlroy. Prior to this […]

A little extra push

By Faire Davidson and Marni Barta With nine deans, two dean coordinators, a 66—page college counseling handbook and weekly e-mailed college updates, it is safe to say Harvard-Westlake college-bound seniors get plenty of advice. However, each year a handful of students seek outside help in the form of a college counselor and generally do so […]

Art teacher exhibits glass work

By Pauline Woo The glass sculptures of Visual Arts teacher John Luebtow were exhibited at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard this summer. “American Glass” reflected Luebtow’s feelings about the United States before and after the 9/11 tragedy. “American Glass” was open from June 10 to Aug. 19, and visitors included Director of Theater Programs […]

Youth Film Festival

Two middle school films and five upper school films were selected for the Westport Youth Film Festival on May 12 in Connecticut. The films, “The Good, the Bag and the Ugly,” by Xochi Maberry-Gaulke ’12 and “The Artist” by Noor Fateh ’11, Jennifer Plotkin ’11, Mark Seuthe ’12, Andrew Tobias ’10, William Tobias ’12 and […]

Video art teacher to show film about feminist art

Video art teacher Cheri Gaulke will show two videos about the feminist movement   this Saturday through June 30 at the Track 16 gallery in Santa Monica, featuring changes in women’s art from 1977 to 1992. Gaulke participated in a discussion May 19 on the rise of feminism in the late 1960’s with three other artists. […]