Mrs. Fellos’ Advanced Painting and Drawing students recently participated in a fundraising activity with the Carmichael Water District. Old fire hydrants were delivered to Del Campo, and were given new life as artworks. They were then auctioned at the 100 Year Anniversary Celebration, bringing in $75 to $275 each, which was all donated to the class.
Advanced Painting and Drawing created portraits for an international non-profit organization called The Memory Project. This annual project connects Del Campo artists with children in poverty from another country. This year, the portraits went to children in Madagascar, and a video of the portraits being given to the children was sent to the class so they could see how much joy they brought into the children’s lives.
Mr. Jewell’s Photography classes are posting their two best photographs weekly on the National Geographic website, “Your Shot,” where they may be accessed and commented upon. They are also participating in photo contests on the site. Some of the photo challenges include Reflections and Shadows. Advanced Art Workshop students are learning stained-glass techniques, and beginning Art Workshop students are doing a design challenge: Shipping Container Living-spaces.
Ms. Morgan’s Decorative Arts class is crocheting hats for soldiers, and baby blankets for Sutter Hospital. They are also tatting (a kind of knotwork) jewelry, doing embroidery, and making lace doily bowls.
Thanks to much support from our Del Campo PTA, Mrs. Dunn’s Advanced Ceramics students are participating in the annual River City Food Bank fundraiser, Empty Bowls, March 14 & 15. Last year they helped raise over $150,000 by donating their handmade bowls.
For more information, check out http://www.rivercityfoodbank.orgChoir with Ms. Mitchell performs regularly, including at Disneyland and Six Flags where they won First place in a competition. They are involved in the local community, participation in an invitational performance with the community choir, as well as giving four concerts each year, and performing the National Anthem at rallies, basketball and baseball games. In May, they will be hosting the annual Pasta & Pops, a dinner and entertainment night everyone is invited to attend. For information about tickets, contact Ms. Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Del Campo Madrigal singers performing the National Anthem at the Farmer's Insurance Legislative Convention.Del Campo Madrigal 2015-2016 EventMr. Jacobs’ Woodshop classes participate annually in the California State Fair, where his students regularly win awards for their excellence in woodwork. They recently built twelve “Little Libraries,” for the Fair Oaks Rotary Club, and their work will be in public places including schools and local businesses, as well as private residences.
Woodshop students also build useful things for teachers on campus, including TV stands, display cases, and organizers. Anyone interested in using this great resource, please contact Mr. Jacobs at email@example.comMetal Shop with Mr. Bamber is building mini-bikes, and also helping around campus with metal fabrication, such as pegboards for backpacks.We have a Brown Bag Art Show/Sale coming up March 9th, in the PAC at lunch. Parents are invited to come and enjoy our excellent art and Del Campo’s fabulous Jazz Combo. Items for sale include slumped wine bottles and landscape paintings on canvas. Any parents wishing to support VAPA may also donate glass bottles to Mrs. Dunn.
Any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or to purchase a landscape painting, contact Mrs. Fellos at email@example.com
Del Campos Elly Award winning drama department offers many opportunities for students to explore the exciting world of theatre. Between Beginning Drama, Advanced Drama, Drama Club, three annual productions, field trips to Ashland, Oregon’s Shakespeare Festival, and theatre competitions, students can develop their skills both on stage and behind the scenes.