Lick-Wilmerding High School Landmarks, Portraits, and Architecture
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Landmarks, Portraits, and Architecture
Founded in 1895, Lick-Wilmerding High School inspires students to become self-directed, lifelong learners who contribute to the world with knowledge, skill, creativity, compassion, and can-do confidence. Toward this end, Lick-Wilmerding High School integrates a distinguished college preparatory curriculum with a distinctive program in the performing, technical, and visual arts.
The Visual Arts department at Lick-Wilmerding High School designs courses that nurture perception, thinking, and expression. Through varied course offerings, students learn to ask essential questions about the visual world, engage in artmaking with a variety of mediums, and develop life skills that will serve them beyond the classroom.
The artwork on display includes acrylic painting, ink on paper, collage, and photography. Drawing and painting students worked collaboratively to produce stylized acrylic paintings of iconic San Francisco landmarks. Students enrolled in a contemporary media course focused on the complexities of portraiture and created expressive self-portrait collages. Photography students created complex images of the urban landscape using traditional large-format film cameras. Students studying architectural design produced drawings for a music hub to be submitted to a competition sponsored by the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Together, these pieces highlight the talent, craftsmanship, and contemporary sensibilities of the students studying visual arts at Lick-Wilmerding High School.
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