The artist, Brynn Adams, and me were together in this photo along with the Artistic senior poster (old version).
Honors Exploratory art:
This year-long course provides the opportunity for students with above average skills and experience to take an introductory class that will challenge them creatively and artistically. It is designed for the serious art student that plans to continue studies in the visual arts through high school and possibly beyond. Students will explore introductory exercises in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, aesthetics, and art history to provide the most comprehensive visual arts experience possible.

Advanced Drawing & Painting:
This year-long course challenges students to experiment with traditional drawing and painting media in new and unusual ways. Students will creatively pursue their artistic voice by working with fundamental techniques in a variety of media. In addition to studio work, critical studies in visual/material culture, art history, and art criticism will be pursued. Students will build a portfolio of work and participate in an art show in the spring.

Advanced Studio Art:
This year-long course is aimed at the 3rd year art student. This course will offer students the opportunity to take a comprehensive art class to produce significant artworks in a variety of different media using a range of technical skills. Advanced studies in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, etc. will be explored to provide a creative outlet for each student. Students will continue to build their portfolio of work for future educational opportunities in the Arts.

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design:
This year-long course is an advanced placement college-level class and will require serious work and dedication as a student artist. The development of this portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. Students will demonstrate mastery of 2-D design through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting, and printmaking. All students enrolling in this course are required to submit a portfolio to the College Board that will include the 2-D emphasis for Advanced Placement scoring.

About Brynn Adams:
Brynn Adams was an Orange Lutheran High School senior; she loved to stay with her friends and family. Being a blended student, she does not spend many times at school. During school hours, she conversed with her friends and worked on the Studio Art portfolio in the art room. In her leisure outside of school, she spent time painting, drawing, hanging out with friends and family, as well as hiking. As a Freshman, she was not very sure about her favorite hobbies, but she loved to draw and paint. Honors Exploratory Art was her first official art class, and she discovered her true talent from attending this class. Her technique and style had grown significantly over the years, and they encouraged her to continue studying arts in college. The improved ability among her artistic classmates were her most valuable experience. She chose to continue taking art classes all four years in high school because she wanted to learn more about Visual Arts as well as to develop her artistic skills further. Her favorite art teacher was Mrs. Hamby for guiding her to push forward and grow artistically. She planned on majoring in Finance during college and minoring in Visual Arts.

The course description is extracted from Orange Lutheran High School course description; I have slightly modified her interview and course description; both texts above are used with permission.
The group photo was taken by my Graphic Design 2 teacher, Mrs. Kongsli (Ms. Ovalle), used with permission.

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