Visual Arts

  • Current program: P.S. ARTS provides visual and performing arts instruction for all TK-5 students. A wide range of "for credit" art classes is offered at the middle and high schools, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, film/video and digital design. John Adams Middle School students have participated in an international mural exchange project with a school in Kyoto, Japan. Lincoln Middle School students have participated in MOCA's Contemporary Art Start Program. Samohi students have participated in the MOCA Teen Internship program.

    Exhibits: Samohi features several art shows during the year, including the "Day of the Dead" exhibit (also featuring art by JAMS students), the AP Art Show and the Senior Art Show. Student artwork from all the district middle and high schoolsis featured in the Districtwide Visual Arts Show at Santa Monica Art Studios. Malibu Middle and High School students participate in the Malibu Music and Arts Festival.

    Honors: Malibu High School and Samohi offer AP art classes, and students from both schools have competed successfully in the LA County Music Center "Spotlight" Awards. Samohi photography students have participated and placed in the annual New York Times student photography contest.