• Visual and Performing Arts

    Theater taught by Mr. Panagopoulos
    Photography taught by Ms. Faxon
    Ceramics taught by Ms.Shegoian
    Band taught by Ms.Stewart
    Art taught by Ms.Eulate & Ms.Akamine

     

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for all students at Westmoor for the appreciation, understanding, and practice of the arts to establish this as an integral part in our community.

    Activities and curriculum are designed to fulfill the following five Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards:

    1.  Artistic Perception

    2.  Creative Expression

    3.  Historical and Cultural

    4.  Aesthetic Valuing

    5.  Connections, Relationships, Applications

    Students will develop and improve skills for completing the objectives necessary to be successful in our post-industrial economy.

     

    Our Vision

    To develop artistic skills in each student and a recognition of his or her innate artistic ability.

     

     

     Visual Arts Courses

    Art 1

    Beginner Level

    Grades 9,10,11,12

    One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Do you like art? Make new friends while creating fun beginning level projects!

    DRAWING & PAINTING

    Prerequisites: None

    Open to: 10, 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw or improve your drawing skills? We’ll use charcoal, pens, paints and other materials.

    Theater Arts

    Beginner Level

    Grades 9,10,11,12

    One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

     Have you always wanted to be on stage, in Drama or musicals? Learn stagecraft, lighting and stage make up.

     Art 2

    Prerequisites: Art 1

    Grades 9*,10,11,12

    *recommendation from your 8th grade  art teacher required

    One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved

    Continue to explore elements and principles of design in this highe level class.

     

     SCULPTURE

    Prerequisites: None

    Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    Do you like to work with your hands and tools? We’ll work in glass, stone andmosaic. This is a UC/CSU-f approved course.

     ADVANCED THEATER ARTS

    Prerequisites: Beginning Theater Arts

    or permission of instructor.

    Open to: 10, 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Advanced Theater Arts is a course in which students are directly involved in production, directing, script writing,choreography, acting techniques, costuming, and makeup. Student productions will be performed throughout the year. Students are expected to honor their commitments in fulfilling class and student production obligations.

     AP STUDIO ART (2-D)

    Prerequisites: Grade A in Art 1-2 or

    Photography, or teacher permission

    Open to: 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    Earn College credit for studio art. Applications available in March. A student who enrolls in AP Studio Art 2-D commits to submitting a portfolio to the College Board for evaluation.

    CERAMICS 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Learn to build clay art by hand and on a potter’s wheel.

     

    SYMPHONIC BAND

    Prerequisites: None

    Open to: 9

    Length of Course: One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Do you play a musical instrument? Make life-long friends and work as a team.

     
     Introduction To Photography

    Beginner Level

    Grades 10,11,12

    One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved

    Must have your own 35mm camera

     CERAMICS 2

    Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better

    in Ceramics 1-2 or permission of

    instructor.

    Open to: 10, 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Work independently on your own clay vprojects. Advanced students will further develop skills on the potters’ wheel.

     CHORUS

    Prerequisites: A serious desire to sing

    in a group.

    Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Length of Course: One Year

    UC/CSU-f approved course

    Do you like to sing? Have you always dreamed of performing fun songs?