Welcome to the Drawing and Painting Program at Henry M. Gunn High School!
Instructor: Deanna Messinger

Overview: This program builds upon itself through the following recommended course requirements, in order:

  • Art Spectrum—the foundation for Fine Art Programs, currently taught by Deanna Messinger, Mark Gleason and Jordan King
For the Advanced courses a lab donation is requested at the beginning of the year to help with the cost of high quality art materials. See Program Needs
  • Drawing and Painting—the foundation of the Drawing and Painting Program; fundamentals in drawing and painting technical and expressive skills
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting 1—the Portfolio Preparedness course that focuses on personal expression and expanding on a variety of media use and visual communication
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting 2 and AP Studio Art-Drawing—Self-Directed curricula with full access to studio and materials that continues to build a full body of portfolio work, for college, AP Studio Art College Board submission, or personal development

Email: dmessinger@pausd.org
School address: Henry M. Gunn High School, Visual Art Department, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Infinite Campus is where grades are posted and attendance is taken
Schoology is for all other information regarding calendar events, lesson plans, handouts and Museum Report submissions.