AP art students push to finish portfolios by May 6 deadline

AP art students push to finish portfolios by May 6 deadline

As the May 6 national deadline nears, Advanced Placement Studio Art students are working to complete portfolios that will demonstrate their breadth, concentration and quality as artists. While students in Advanced Drawing and Painting III need to finish only five pieces, students in AP Studio Art need to finish 24 pieces for their digital portfolios. […]

Art classes use new furnace

Art classes use new furnace

The arts department recently purchased a glassblowing furnace. Using the new furnace, students have the capability to shape and blow molten glass more quickly and with more ease. Previously, artists in the glass course and in Three-Dimensional Art III were forming pieces of glass and putting them in a kiln, where the glass would slump […]

Students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Photography Gold Key Arianna Shooshani ’18 Naomi Barlava ’17 Gabi Berchtold ’18 Natalie Choi ’18 Maddy Daum ’18 Oceania Eshraghi ’18 Karina Guo ’18 Abbie Howell ’18 Nicole Kim ’18 Sakura Price ’18 Mason Rodriguez ’18 Photography Silver Key Ellis Becker ’18 Megan Cohen ’17 Arianna Shooshani ’18 Oceania Eshraghi ’18 (2) Jadene Meyer ’18 Chloe […]

Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are “halfway completed.” Tobias began teaching in a reform school system in Arkansas for eight years and moved to California to teach at the Pilgrim School for another three […]

Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are “halfway completed.” Tobias began teaching in a reform school system in Arkansas for eight years and moved to California to teach at the Pilgrim School for another three […]

Students to present art from trip to Cuba

Student art work from the Cuba spring break trip will be featured at Bergamot Station starting May 16. The trip, led by Upper School Visual Arts teacher Alyssa Sherwood and Middle School Visual Arts teacher Joe Medina, ran from March 28 to April 5. Students interviewed Cubans to better understand the life and culture of […]

Auction to benefit Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation

The Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation and the Art Department hosted a silent art auction during the three performances of the winter play “As You Like It” from Feb. 5 through Feb. 7. The auction was extended to continue though Feb. 13. Art made by current art students was auctioned. Pieces created by Justin […]

Finger Painting

With a final flourish, Alexandria Florent ’15 surveys her masterpiece. The strokes are precise, the shading even. Yet unlike most other works of art, Florent’s canvas is an iPhone and her chosen medium Snapchat. Snapchat is a popular photo messaging application used by 76 percent of students, according to a Chronicle poll of 208 students […]

Young artists take big prizes

Three students were named YoungArts Scholarship winners for 2014 for their submissions in visual or performing arts. Claire Nordstrom ’15 won merit in voice, Amita Pentakota ’14 won honorable mention in world dance and Xenia Viragh ’15 won honorable mention in photography. YoungArts provides scholarships and workshops with master artists. All three winners have been […]