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Visual Arts Overview

Visual arts at Burke’s is an exploration of methods and media including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, crafts, and digital art, as well as two- and three-dimensional design basics. Students acquire art language and concepts from hands-on experiences and discussion, and are exposed to multicultural art history references when appropriate.

Student work is displayed on campus during the year, and at the school-wide Arts Festival in May. 
  • Fifth and Sixth-grade:  Students attend a 50-minute art class twice per rotation throughout the year.

  • Seventh Grade: Students are required to take one of a number of arts courses meeting for at least one quarter of the year. Current options include Open Studio Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal Ensemble Music, Photography, and Sewing.

  • Eighth Grade: Students have several elective choices including Yearbook, Music Songwriting, Drama, Sewing/Costume Design & Construction, and Photography.   

Arts Faculty

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Lynda Porter

    Lynda Porter 

    Seventh- & Eighth-Grade Photography Teacher
    415.751.0187, ext. 361
  • Photo of Jil Cappuccio-Nelligan

    Jil Cappuccio-Nelligan 

    Upper School Sewing Teacher
    415-751-0187, ext. 317
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