Painting & Drawing and Advanced Painting & Drawing

You can follow the class on IG @peralesartroom


The Painting & Drawing program consists of three sections.

Painting and Drawing, Advanced Painting and Drawing, and AP Studio.


In Painting & Drawing students are encouraged to pursue their interest  and develop their skills in painting and drawing. There are varying skill levels within this course and students are asked to grow at their own pace, gaining experience with various media, tools, and techniques. Experiences with graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencils, pastels, watercolor, tempera, and acrylic are offered. 

After one year in Painting & Drawing students may continue onto Advanced Drawing & Painting (or after a portfolio review by Mrs. Perales). 

2020 Re-Cap:

In Painting and Drawing, Miss Vickers really got to bring out her student’s voice and created some incrdible work through Sprin Quarantine. Work to come!

2019 Re-Cap:

Students explored collage, landscape, and portraiture last year and they had incredible results! Most have decided to continue on in the Arts and can be found in the Advanced Drawing & Painting classes on campus now! Proud of their growth!



Advanced Painting & Drawing is intended to give students a more in depth experience, through the strengthening of technical skill, the development of personal expression, and the exploration of their creative potential. Students will expand on their knowledge of the application of the elements and principles of design while introducing students to various art media and techniques. Students work toward improving craftsmanship and building a portfolio of their study in art.

After completion of 1 year in Advanced (or after a portfolio review by Mrs. Perales or Mrs. Khurgel) students may continue onto AP Studio Painting & Drawing or 2D Design. Please visit the AP Studio page for more information.

2020 Re-Cap: The students in Advanced worked hard to create their Quarantine Collections, which was a digital portfolio of their work. I will place a link here to share with you some of the awesome work they created.

2019 Re-Cap: Proud of this group and the growth they made throughout the year. Explored lots of portraiture and made a couple of trips to galleries and museums this year. Students were featured in poster contests and art shows throughout Orange County. Excited to see what they do next.