Serra offers two exciting art classes for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Basic art includes art history, music appreciation and techniques for drawing, painting and sculpture. Pencils and ink are utilized in the first semester in order to learn foundations. In the second semester, students move on to watercolors, pastels, acrylic paint and colored pencils. Plaster masks and wire sculptures are also created.
Advanced Art includes modern art history. The students create murals, oil paintings, quotes utilizing calligraphy, icons, silk ties, wax sculptures, Gaudi mosaics and print-making books. Field trips include a visit to Mission Carmel to view the murals, the Legion of Honor museum and to SFMOMA and the Metreon.
Art Links of Interest:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Silicon Valley Open Studios