Learn the art of photographic expression and discover career paths from a professional photographer. Emphasis will be on technical fundamentals and personal image capture. Photography masters will be studied for their approach to genres such as street photography, portraiture, and black-and-white imagery. Digital cameras provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own if available.
Students will learn the process of designing and building through experimentation in architecture, product design and activist art to develop critical thinking skills and develop the confidence and ability to shape their own success and build a better world. Applying their core subject learning, they will design and build transformative projects that will expand their sense of power and agency.
Students of all skill levels learn drawing techniques including rendering, shading, and perspective through exercises designed to help understand each of the thought processes involved in drawing and illustrating. Artists will learn about line, form, setching, shading, color, and many more techniques while they explore career paths as an artist.
Students develop a basic understanding of song structure and methods of composing and developing melodies, basic chord progressions, lyrics, and grooves. They will be equipped with the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence to compose, produce, and present for feedback at least one original song.
Reinforces reading, math, and the language skills learned in the first two years of PUSD’s Spanish Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed two years of a Spanish immersion program. Students must be seven years old by Sept. 1, 2022.
Through the use of verbal expression, body language, improvisation, and other techniques, students learn the ancient art of oral storytelling. Students will discover their own unique talent and expressiveness as they “command the stage” and bring characters to life. English & Spanish
Use your detective skills to hunt for context clues and discover new vocabulary. English language learners will be immersed in a supportive environment with an emphasis on reading and writing. Engaging games and daily discussions will prepare students for proficiency in English. By principal recommendation only.
Students will engage in subjects such as English Language Arts, Science, Arts, Movement, and Social Emotional Learning, while developing their overall computer skills.Students will practice typing, use safe internet research techniques, and learn positive habits and tips to make the most out of their time on the computer.