Occupy Saratoga


“SLO: The Gospel of Assessment” You want Student Learning Outcome documentation we’ve got Student Learning Outcome documentation! The initial goal of an effective art instructor is to determine the student’s interests.  A healthy rapport will likely develop as the student learns to more deliberately articulate his or her “voice” and experiences the satisfaction of a job well-done. [...]

Now Hear This

The video is of a computer generated oak tree produced in the fall 2011 Art 60a Digital Video Arts class. Student artists, Jumiah Johnston, Ben Wilcox, and Matthew Bennett. The sound tracks were each composed, performed and recorded by students in this spring’s Music 67a Music for Film,TV & Games class. Track 1:   Chris Blazek Track 2:   [...]

Stem to Steam


STEAM represents the economic progress and breakthrough innovation that comes from adding art and design to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and research: STEM + Art = STEAM. The value of art and design to innovation is clear: Artists and designers humanize technology, making it understandable and capable of bringing about societal change. [...]

Paging Dr. LaFave


January 27th, 2012 Dear Dr. LaFave, We trust that you and Mr. Danielson are well. We miss your panache around here, philosophical and otherwise. Marking fallacious assumptions in Roman numerals during the HR-consultant-based-training-days just isn’t the same without you. This year’s fellow said something about valuing creativity.  Post presentation you could tell the arts instructors; [...]

Four + One


Teri Langworthy, Senior Office Coordinator for the Fine Arts Division has received accolades from her West Valley College colleagues.  A division chair, a department chair, another SOC, an associate faculty member, and Stephen Juarez  have all recognized Teri recently with written commendations.  Good job Teri!  Classified Senate Recognition