While at Logan, now-graduated
comic artist Ben Seto took AP Art
and painted this mural.
Advanced Placement classes are supposed to give students a chance at a head start in college, Logan teacher Kate Lipman's Advanced Placement Art classes are giving some students a head start in art careers, too.
In addition to AP Art, Lipman teaches Advanced Drawing, Painting, and Multi-Cultural Art, in room 86. In order to take AP Art, a student must be a junior or senior and must have received a grade of a B or higher in at least one art class.
“Students enrolled in this course are expected to be able to work independently and at a college level,” said Lipman. Overall, Lipman says that her students enjoy this rigorous course, especially those students who are immensely interested in art.
Click "Read More" to see examples of the AP Art classes' work. Some of her students have gone on to work in animation companies and in the music industry, and alumni Ben Seto and Jessie Hamm create original comic books available for purchase at some comic book stores.
In Lipman’s AP Art class, students produce 12 works on one particular theme. In addition to this, students are required to produce 12 works which express their various artistic abilities. The artwork must be original pieces, created strictly from a student’s imagination.
Students’ artwork varies from sculptures, paintings, drawings. This class consists of about 20 students, which results in a small and helpful learning environment.
Lipman has been an art teacher for 10 years at James Logan. Lipman attended UC Santa Barbara for 2 years, and transferred to the California College of the Arts in Oakland. Before teaching at Logan, Lipman taught middle school English and art at an army base for two years.