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VPA’s in the Winter

Nate Labao
‘Elvis Pigsley’ by Abigail Davis, sold for $425 at the sculpture auction

Looking for a fun way to explore your creative side through a new outlet? Consider the following courses to take and email the respective teachers for more information:

Jazz Band/Wind Ensemble (Mr. Zawilski): Connect with fellow musicians, play inspiring songs, and perform in seasonal concerts. Auditions are required for Jazz Band, but not Wind Ensemble. 

Choir (Mr. Zawilski): Meet other aspiring singers, sing beautiful pieces, and perform in seasonal concerts. Auditions are not required. 

Sculpture (Mr. Wind): Spend the year sculpting clay and making a mess. Your creations may be showcased and auctioned off. Learn how to develop an idea and (literally) mold it into its best form.

Painting/Drawing/Design (Mr. Stachnick): Learn about the intricacies of traditional art, from color theory to anatomy. According to Mr. Stachnick, the course “pits you against your own self-imposed limitations, where in the end you get to see yourself rise above what you thought you could achieve.”

Multimedia (Ms. Holland): Want to learn how to manipulate photos and create digital art? Want to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Animate? Want to explore various, new mediums of digital art? Take this class!

Yearbook (Ms. Guzman): Develop your photography and computer software skills and capture snapshots of high school life. This class encourages physical movement and gives you “an opportunity to see the world in a new and creative way.” – Ms. Guzman

Digital Photography (Ms. Guzman): Learn how to take a photo using a real digital camera (not just a phone). Practice related skills that translate into the real world such as design and post-processing. 

Film Studies (Mr. Andres): Analyze movies in class while learning about filmmaking and movie history. According to Mr. Andres, “Film is important because it carries with it the language for the new form of the novel.”

Drama (Mr. Snell): Overcome your public speaking anxieties as you learn the art of theater with others!

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    Kristen BrownMar 16, 2024 at 1:41 pm

    Wonderful to see so many VPA options at WGHS! I do wonder, as I know in colleges and universities if your major is journalism your degree is a Bachelor of Arts though journalism is considered a social science. So will the new WGHS journalism class be added to your next VPA list?

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      adviserMar 19, 2024 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks for your response! Yes, journalism will be in our VPA list as of next school year 🙂