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Visual and Performing Arts

We are excited to offer a full range of popular Visual and Performing Arts (“VAPA”) classes this year at Maya Angelou Community High School !!!

Visual Art : Mr. Robert Hyre will teach Drawing and Sculpture classes, and Advertising Design. 

Ms. Valerie Davidson will teach Introduction to Art, a foundation class introducing Art and Design techniques, with a thematic emphasis that celebrates the rich cultural heritage and diversity of our students and the world. She will also teach Painting, and Advanced Placement, 2-D Design and Drawing. Our students are able to participate in a partnership with LACMA, Art Club, and Field trips to LACMA and the Getty, in addition to local competitions, for which they have won awards each year! Many top rated Art and Design colleges are invited guests that will come in to speak to our students about careers in the arts.

Video Production: Mr. Satie Gossett will teach Video Production. There will be Intro to Video Production courses as well as continued pathway courses for Video Production. This year, each course will incorporate filming and creating projects around school activities as coursework. Guest speakers will visit the classes from different fields of expertise. The hope is to have a film festival for the students showcasing their work as well. We will organize field trips to Museum of Tolerance and other industry related productions.

Music: We have hired a new Music instructor, Mr. Torres, who will teach a range of Music classes.

Dance: We will continue to offer after school Dance classes through our partnership with the Fluorish Foundation. 

We look forward to having your child participate in our VAPA classes, and invite the participation of parents and guardians!

 

Valerie Davidson, VAPA Coordinator

DRAWING
The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced visual arts program, which guides students toachieve the standards in the visual arts. In Drawing AB, emphasis is on the development of student's skills and knowledge to improve object representation using line, value, shape, and composition. The course is 
centered upon the study of drawing in historical and contemporary times and aesthetic criteria relevant to their understanding and appreciation. Students are prepared for advanced classes in the visual arts, and with knowledge of careers.

SCULPTURE
The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced visual arts program, which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts. In Sculpture 1AB, students explore three-dimensional form in traditional and nontraditional materials. The student will study form, volume, and space relationships through the exploration of decorative, utilitarian, and conceptual approaches to sculpture. The study of sculptural form in a variety of media during various historical and cultural periods will guide the development of the student's ability to make personal aesthetic and critical judgments. Career opportunities in the arts and arts-related fields will be explored.

ADVERTISING DESIGN
The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced visual arts program, which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts. In Advertising Design IAB, students develop aesthetic criteria to create and apply the principles of design to the field of advertising design. The student will use traditional media and computer hardware, software and supporting technologies to communicate ideas visually. Students' use a variety of media to explore concepts and techniques, from the academic and structured to the experimental and nontraditional.Career opportunities in the arts and arts-related fields will be explored.