Visual and Performing Arts Pathway Program

The Visual and Performing Arts Focus Pathway program was established in the 2016-2017 school year for students engaged in the arts here at Ronald E. McNair High School. The Program will provide students who are engaged with the arts opportunities to interact with the community, support their artistic passions in and outside of the classroom. 

Enrichment activities and other opportunities for pathway hours will be posted on this website on our calendar. Please check regularly here for updates.

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VAPA pathway Opportunities

Origami Workshop
Join us Tuesday September 18th and Thursday September 20th in Rm 232 after school for an origami workshop. Students will be working together to create origami butterflies for an upcoming art installation. Butterflies will represent migration a reoccurring theme in the installation that will be presented on Sunday September 23rd at the tearing walls apart exhibition in Sacramento from 12-6pm. Exhibition is free to attend, however you must  make a reservation on their website.
See Mr. Cardenas or Mrs. Ortega for details.
Exhibition: tearingwallsapart.org

Art Expressions of San Joaquin
Annual student art exhibition in downtown Stockton will be on display at the County Administration Building. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 2D art, 3D art, digital art and photography. Other awards will be given out including People's Choice award. 
Hours: 1
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 17th with a Visual Arts instructor

VAPA Instructors/Advisors

Dallas Mickner 
Department Chair
Graphic Design

Danny Cardenas
AP 2D Design

Chelsie Chan

Valerie Fitzgerald

Monica Gardner

Dare Mitchell 
AP Drawing

Jannet Ortega