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Visual Arts


Art 1 is a basic course for students of all levels. This course aims to guide students to be aware and explore many forms of art. The goal is for Art 1 students to learn the fundamental principles of art, study important artists, art history and the practical application of art making through creative expression. This course is a standard-based curriculum according to the state of California. This course has no prerequisite.


Sculpture is an advanced three-dimensional art class. Students have the opportunity to design artwork that then can be physically created using a wide variety of art materials. Students will come to understand the fundamentals of 3-D art through the study of important artists in the field, architecture, industrial design as well as cultural arts that use 3-D sculptures for their cultural traditions. In addition, students will learn about careers that utilize this kind of class as a foundation to a wide variety of professions. Art 1 is the prerequisite for this class. This course is approved for the California State system and is also UC approved.

Drawing and Painting - Ms. Nguyen

Drawing and Painting 1, 2 and 3 follows the successful completion of Art 1. Student’s who desire to further explore their world of imagination, creativity or to cement their skills previously learned, will find this course appropriate and fulfilling. The practice will be rigorous and challenging, students are expected to have great command of the skills in drawing and painting at the end of this course. The intention of this class is to provide students the opportunities to be inspired, knowledgeable, and to be able to express themselves visually through quality artworks. Emphasis will be placed on Creative Self-Expression, Original Individual styles, and Technical skills.

Advanced Art Study - Ms. Rubay

This course is for students who want to further their studies in the visual arts. Advanced Art Study follows the successful completion of Art 1 and the student has taken either Sculpture or Drawing and Painting. Students who want to pursue a career in the arts will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for their area of interest. The intention of this course is for students to develop their own artistic voice and create meaningful and original works of art. Students are expected to have the rigor and commitment and the skills in order to be college ready. This class is approved and transfers to both UC and California State Schools.

Photo 1 - Mr. Tippetts

Photography 1 is a beginning course in photography that focuses on the basics of both photography and art. At the same time students learn how to operate a camera, develop film, and print pictures they also receive instructions about the elements and principles of art. Students in photography 1 begin with photograms and pinhole cameras and advance through more complex technical and conceptual assignments. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving, critical thinking, organization, and positive work habits. Photography 1 is taught as a beginning college level course, and is a preparation course for photography 2.

Photo 2 - Mr. Tippetts

Photography 2 is an advanced course in photography and is taught as an intermediate college level course. Here students learn more complex techniques and push themselves further conceptually. This course offers students the opportunity to not only improve their mastery of traditional photographic techniques, but alternative ones as well. Processes such as liquid light, Gum Dichromate, Cyanotypes, Cliché’ Verre, and digital photography, etc… are taught as part of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment with all types of photographic techniques and media.

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.