a-g art 1 classes

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Something for your High Schoolers

We are pleased to be able to offer this VAPA course for 9 - 12th graders, meeting the a-g requirement for credit in applying to the UC system. 

This course provides a balanced visual arts program which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts and visual perception while participating in various forms of creative expression.


Instructor: Mark DeRaud

Times (Tentative): Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon

             Thursday, 5 7 pm

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What Art 1 Offers


In this 1-year program, students will apply the elements of art in the following units: learning how to see, contour drawing, positive and negative space, value drawing, pen and ink drawing, linear perspective, color theory, watercolor, pastel, portraits, design concepts and careers. 

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The Unschool Hub Opportunity

If you want to find another way for your high schoolers to gain their a-g VAPA credits, you can take the course in 6-week sessions at The Unschool Hub. The first session with Instructor Mark DeRaud starts on Friday, Sept. 6, 9:30 - 11:30 am, and runs through October 11. There will be more Art 1 sessions offered throughout the semester. 


Cost: $160/6 weeks + materials

For more information about The Unschool Hub, contact Katie Nelson at theunschoolhub@gmail.com