October 20, 1996
Re "Effects Firms Decry Lack of Arts Education," Oct. 13: I have been an art teacher for almost four decades and am proud to say I have not missed a single day of teaching since I started in February 1960. I am almost certain that if I remained another 10 years the battle would still be the same. During that time I have witnessed some of the least supportive politicians, community persons, school administrators and parents for a subject that has had to continually justify its mere existence, let alone dollars spent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996 |
Matthew Emerson was a little bored last summer. So, when he saw an advertisement in the Costa Mesa High School newsletter looking for students interested in designing a Web site for the school, he designed a prototype. It took him three days. Michael Lawrence, the English teacher at Costa Mesa High School who placed the ad and oversees the Web site project, was impressed. He immediately made Matthew, 13, the lead designer on the Web site, which made its official debut Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1995
There is a grave problem in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Vocational training in the sciences and trades has been severely curtailed. Whereas in the past there has been school training for such careers in graphic arts, metal shops and wood shop, nowadays budget reform has restricted much of these activities. The problem I am concerned about is the lack of funding for graphic arts in the schools. Studies have been made by such people as Harvey R. Levenson, of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that growth in the graphic arts industry is tremendous.
November 15, 1990
The Conejo Valley Art Museum opens Friday with an exhibit titled "Chasing the Line" by Claire Falkenstein. For Falkenstein, a major California artist best known for her metal works, this exhibit is like no other she has done before. "This will be the first time I have had an exhibition with graphics playing the dominant part of the display," she said. Falkenstein, 81, is best known for her metal sculptural webs, suggestive of molecular structure and biological growth patterns.
February 27, 1994 |
Bresee Youth Design, a new desktop publishing service, gives kids a chance to use their creative talents to make their mark in the business world instead of on walls, signs or buses. Established last month as a project of the Bresee Youth Center, the business offers a range of design, layout and paste-up, typesetting and printing services for flyers, brochures, business cards, posters, resumes, stationery and more.
July 8, 1990 |
The Pasadena Unified School District and local graphic arts firms are set to begin an apprenticeship program to teach graphic arts skills to high school students. The agreement, which is expected to be approved formally by the school board Tuesday, calls for establishing a Graphic Arts Academy at Pasadena High School in September, 1991, said John Porter, director of the district's secondary instruction.