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Visual & Performing Arts Department

 

Department Head: Michael Doucette

 


Piner Latino Club and Art Students Tour San Francisco Art Institute and SFMOMA

Latino Club members and Art students visited the art college where skilled Piner High School art teacher, Mr. Mancillas, attended. Students were first shown the famous 'fresco' painted by Diego Rivera and other several art pieces made by students at the art school. The group then took several pictures and toured the small college, before going to the MOMA. At the MOMA, students got to see several other famous art pieces. Finally all students went to go eat at local restaurants, such as Chevys. This photo is at the San Francisco Art Institute (Diego Rivera's mural).

 


Piner Sophomore Ketnapha Poungnachith!

Ketnapha Poungnachith, a Piner Sophomore, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 9-12 grade category in an art competition for Bay Area Asian students in Spring 2011. The title of the competition and the subsequent art show is "Growing Up Asian in America". There were approximately 1200 entries from students from the entire Bay Area. The Honorable Mention award included a gift basket valued at $175. The event sponsors are the Asian Pacific Fund, Target, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

 


Piner Art Students win awards
in 2011 The National Arts Program, Santa Rosa exhibit

In the "Teen" category, two of our Piner students placed and won cash awards! Louis Villa won first place and $75 for his mixed media drawing of "Al Capone'. Ashley Fike won 2nd place and $50 for her ceramic sculpture titled "Tall and Sweet".

 


Brian Pedersen - Art
Brian Pedersen received his Bachelors of Science: Art Education from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. While living in Wisconsin he focused much of his artistic energy into various forms of printmaking such as; etching, engraving, wood-cuts and screen printing. Since relocating to San Francisco in 99’ he was deeply inspired by the lively art and music scene in his local mission neighborhood and began to focus his attention more on oil painting. Mr. Pedersen began teaching at Piner in 2005, teaching both art and ceramics, and recently relocated again to Petaluma with his wife and son.
Nick Mancillas - Art

Native of San Francisco, who married his High School sweetheart
And moved North Santa Rosa to teach at Piner High in 1994 to raise his family.

Education
1979 McAteer High
1983 BA studio Art SSU
1985 San Francisco Arts Institute
1994 Teaching Credential Spanish, Art, Social Studies, BCLAD

2009 MFA Graduate Candidate
Low Residency Program
Art Institute of Boston
Michael Doucette - Ceramics, Sculpture, Pottery

Mr. Doucette has been teaching Ceramics/ Sculpture/ Pottery at Piner High School since 2005. He graduated cum lade from Sonoma State University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Studio. Mr. Doucette believes that anyone can learn art skills if they put their mind to it and that the Visual Arts are a language that can be used to communicate profound messages, both universal and personal.

 

Mr. Doucette loves music, yoga, baseball, time spent in nature, time with family and friends, eating a good meal, and learning new skills.

Mike Milbrath - Vocal Music Director at Piner High School, Asst. Principal at RVMS

Michael Milbrath has been the Vocal Music and Theatre Director at Piner High School for 18 years. He began his career at Piner after an artistically rich but financially poor career as a song and dance man in Minneapolis, Minnesota and New York City, New York. In his 19 years he has produced and directed over 26 plays and musicals. His choral ensembles at Piner have traveled to Southern California, the Bahamas, Hawaii, and to Carnegie Hall in New York to sing with Phil Mattson.

 

He has been nominated twice for “Teacher Of The Year” honors by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and once by the California League of High Schools. Most recently he has completed his Master’s In Educational Leadership at SSU and now splits his days as the Choir Director at Piner High School and the Assistant Principal at Rincon Valley Middle School.

 

 

Previous Years Artwork Projects - 2D Projects, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09

Links to Museum Websites Worldwide - click here

 

VISUAL ARTS: 

 

Arts and Communications Pathway:  In this pathway, students demonstrate their talents through community performances and gallery shows .

 

Visual Arts is one of the three career pathway strands in the Arts and Communications pathway at PHS.

 

The Visual Arts pathway includes courses in Art and Ceramics. Students demonstrate

creativity, innovation and imagination through watercolor, oils and acrylics, pen and ink, charcoal, printmaking, collage, plaster mixed media, ceramic sculpture, and pottery.

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE

CERAMIC/SCULPTURE COURSES

ART COURSES

Introductory

Ceramics 1-2

Art 1-2

Skill Building

Ceramics 3-4

Art 3-4

Advanced Skill

Ceramics 5-6 or AP Studio Art

Art 5-6 or AP Studio Art

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CERAMICS/SCULPTURE/POTTERY: 

 

CERAMICS/SCULPTURE 1-2

Course length:                                   Year

Grade(s):                                           9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                                    None

Graduation Requirement:                 10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts credits

Required:                                            Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:                           Introductory

 

In this course, students will do the following, with an emphasis on ceramics and sculpture:

 

􀂃 Perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment and will use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations

 

􀂃 Apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original artworks.

 

􀂃 Analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to visual arts and artists.

 

􀂃 Analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.

 

􀂃 Apply what they have learned in visual arts across subject areas.

 

􀂃 Develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources, which contribute to lifelong learning and career skills.

 

􀂃 Learn about careers in and related to the visual arts.

 

 

CERAMICS/SCULPTURE 3-4

Course length:                       Year

Grade(s):                               10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                        Successful completion of Ceramics/Sculpture 1-2 and/or consent of instructor.

Graduation Requirement:     10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts credits

Required:                                Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:              Skill Building

 

In this intermediate course, students will continue their study of the visual arts standards outlined in Ceramics/Sculpture 1-2 above.

 

CERAMICS/SCULPTURE 5-6

Course length:                       Year

Grade(s):                               10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                        Successful completion of Ceramics/Sculpture 3-4       and/or consent of instructor.

Graduation Requirement:     10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts credits

Required:                                Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:              Advanced

 

In this advanced course, students will study in greater depth the standards outlined in Ceramics/Sculpture 1-2 above.

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2 Dimensional Art/Art Fundamentals

 

 

ART 1-2

Course length:                       Year

Grade(s):                                9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                        None

Graduation Requirement:     10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts credits

Required:                                Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:              Introductory

 

In this course, students will do the following, with an emphasis on the visual arts:

 

􀂃 Perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment and will use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations

 

􀂃 Apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original artworks.

 

􀂃 Analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to visual arts and artists.

 

􀂃 Analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.

 

􀂃 Apply what they have learned in visual arts across subject areas.

 

􀂃 Develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources, which contribute to lifelong learning and career skills.

 

􀂃 Learn about careers in and related to the visual arts.

 

 

ART 3-4 P

 

Course length:                                   Year

Grade(s):                                            10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                                    Successful completion of Art 1-2 and/or consent of instructor.

Graduation Requirement:                 10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts Credits

Required:                                            Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:                          Skill Building

 

In this intermediate course, students will continue their study of the visual arts standards outlined in Art 1-2 above.

 

ART 5-6 P

Course length:                                   Year

Grade(s):                                            10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                                    Successful completion of Art 1-2 and/or            consent of instructor.

Graduation Requirement:                 10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts Credits

Required:                                            Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:                          Advanced

 

In this advanced course, students will continue their study of the visual arts standards outlined in Art 1-2 above.

 

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART

Course length:                                   Year

Grade(s):                                            10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:                                    Successful completion of Art 5-6 and/or consent of instructor.

Graduation Requirement:                 10 Pathway credits or 10 Fine Arts Credits

Required:                                            Materials Fee

Pathway Sequence:                          Advanced

 

This college level course emphasizes drawing, painting and sculpture. The course content is designed by the College Board. Students produce a portfolio of their work for evaluation, which contains three sections: quality, concentration (including an in-depth individual project) and breadth, which requires a wide range of experiences. Students are encouraged to submit portfolios for the Advanced Placement exam during the spring semester; a successful score on this exam is recognized by most colleges and universities as having earned college credit for this course.

 

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