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Visual Arts

Visual Arts at Providence strives to prepare students to be successful in practical future real-world situations as well as continued education in the arts. In all visual arts courses, we work to teach the skills needed to become successful creative artists through an innovative and challenging curriculum. The Visual Arts department is committed to promoting an understanding of the arts and encouraging students to showcase their work and skills beyond the classroom.   

Students regularly participate in contests and showcases both on campus and in the greater Los Angeles community, including the Robert Graham Memorial Art Exhibit at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Burbank Youth Art Expo, the California Art Education Association's Young Artist Month juried exhibition, and the 28th District Congressional Art Show, and many more.

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The Curriculum

Traditional Art
Art I is an introduction to a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and design fundamentals.  

Ceramics explores 3D design through clay modeling.  This course includes both hand building and wheel thrown projects.  

Advanced Courses 
Providence students are encouraged to further their studies in the visual arts courses past the introductory level and therefore, we offer a variety of advanced courses in alignment with the department desire to foster a passion for the arts and the ability for students to advance their skills to a higher level.  

Providence offers separate advanced level courses in Art and Ceramics These courses both further students' knowledge in the specific subject areas but also serve to prepare students for taking advanced college courses or taking Advanced Placement courses in the Arts as we offer both AP Art History and all three portfolio options for AP Art and Design. 
 


Digital Art

Graphic Design focuses on computer illustration and digital programs to create real world design projects. 

Animation is where students create art in motion where students will create and film traditional and digital animation.  

Photography students will work to create art through the use of a digital camera and the postproduction process, using industry standards such as Photoshop 

Advanced Courses 
Providence students are encouraged to further their studies in the visual arts courses past the introductory level and therefore, we offer a variety of advanced courses in alignment with the department desire to foster a passion for the arts and the ability for students to advance their skills to a higher level.  

Providence offers separate advanced level courses in Photography.  These courses both further students' knowledge in the specific subject areas but also serve to prepare students for taking advanced college courses or taking Advanced Placement courses in the Arts as we offer both AP Art History and all three portfolio options for AP Art and Design.  Students can study and submit AP Art and Design Portfolios in Drawing, 2D (which can include digital works and photography) or 3D works.

The Faculty

Michelle Boucher

Visual Arts Program Director
Cross Country Co-Head Coach, Track and Field Assistant Coach

Joanie Fenstermaker

Visual Arts Faculty

Joshua Freeman

Visual Arts Faculty