Each student that walks into an art classroom is at a different place in her artistic development. For those of us in the Visual Art Department, teaching means meeting each student at her own level and then finding a way to encourage her to take her art to the next stage.
This artistic philosophy is practiced in all of the mediums we offer here at St. Francis High School – Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Digital Photography and Digital Film. Regardless of the medium, we push our students to ground their work beyond the aspect of individual expression by challenging them to develop a sense for critical language that draws on historical and contemporary art contexts.
Visual Arts Courses Currently Offered
Figure Sculpting 1
Figure Sculpting 2
Digital Photography 1
Digital Photography 2
Digital Film and Animation
Advanced Studio Art
AP Studio Art (HP) – Drawing, 2D, 3D
Honors Art History (HP)
We also offer Computer Graphics, learn more under STEM in the Course Catalog
Photography from Students in Mr. Siggins’ Class
During the first week of Distance Learning Mr. Rick Siggins photography students shared their response and or feelings on Covid19 through the lens.
Find beauty in the ordinary
Rosalva (Romo) Willow from class of 1988, and currently a photography instructor at SFHS. She recently posted this spectacular photo of hers paired with a poem, and shared “I’m hoping to inspire my photography students to find beauty in the ordinary while they shelter in place so I’ve been thinking a lot about Emily Dickinson. I went out into my backyard to practice what I preach, found this pretty feather dangling from a camellia and took the picture. Then, I looked up Emily Dickinson and this was the first poem I stumbled across.” #TroubieHeroes
Visual Arts Instructor/Department Co-Chair
(916) 452-3461 Ext. 207
Visual Arts Instructor
(916) 452-3461 Ext. 276
Visual Arts Instructor
(916) 452-3461 Ext. 183
Rosalva Willow ‘88
Visual Art Instructor/Department Co-Chair
(916)452-3461 Ext. 276
Past Visual Art Shows
2020: Art Reception at Silver Orange
Congrats to Madison Gravelle, Onyca Reyes, Keely Hunt, Brielle Davis for their Art Reception at Silver Orange on Jan. 18, 2020
MOKB -Works from St. Francis Advanced Art Class
Artwork – December 2019
Artwork – October 2019
featured in the Arts bldg
Have you been in the Theatre foyer recently? The student art on display is fantastic! Be sure to check it out when you’re here for The Tempest
Ink and Watercolor in Drawing 1
Julia Narvaez, artists selected at Google event for Roses in Concrete School
Congratulations to Julia Narvaez ‘19. Julia was one of 6 artists commissioned by Google to create a portrait of a young student from the Roses in Concrete Community School in Oakland!
The 6 paintings were unveiled on March 16th at an event hosted by Disney star Zendaya at the Google Community Space in San Francisco.