The goal of the Visual Arts Department is to recognize and develop each student's God-given creative talents. We see art as a means of exploring, discovering, and expressing one's unique and valuable vision of the world. Our Visual Arts curriculum of Fine and Digital Arts, from foundation level to AP Studio Art, emphasizes skill development as a foundation for students to examine meaning and intention in artmaking.
Each year AP Studio Art and AP Photo students enter the Scholastic Art Contest. The work presented here each received recognition in the Western Regional phase of the competition. Senior Sherry Guo's piece, shown in the first box, won a Gold Medal and will go on to compete on a national level in the Spring.
The Visual Arts classes at JSerra have always been the classes I look forward to the most and feel most excited and passionate about. They're not always the easiest, but they're always the most rewarding."