Courses: Ceramics, Digital Photography, Graphic Arts & Design 1 and 2
Biography: Cindy Hopkins' passion for the world of photography began when she was gifted an SLR Canon camera at the age of 12. From that moment on, she has captured the images of the world, from her unique perspective. She started playing with dirt in 2002 when she took her first ceramics class. Through advising journalism, she learned how to apply the principles of design in the graphic arts. Now she shares her passion for photography, ceramics and graphic design with her students. In addition to teaching, Cindy loves to travel and photograph her adventures. The greatest adventure of her life is being a mom. Her daughter Danika, is the delight of her life.
Biography: Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and I am so lucky to teach my passion! I am constantly creative, whether I am exploring photography, printmaking, sketching, or painting. It is exciting for me to explore new techniques and research new artists. I received my BFA in Art with an emphasis in painting and art history from CSU Chico. During my time there, I studied art and literature at the University of London. I have taught everything from Beginning Art and Drawing to AP Art. From Introduction to Photography to Advanced Digital Photography. I absolutely LOVE Teaching Art! It is the vehicle for so much more; for self expression, communication, and connection to our world.
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Courses: Art 1, Ceramics and Digital Art Exploration
Biography: Casson has been a music teacher for 11 years at South Lake Tahoe, Red Bluff and Chico CA. He holds degrees in Music Education, Trombone and French from Chico State University as well as a masters in conducting, also from Chico. Casson is an avid actor, fisherman and NPR fan. Locally he plays trombone and bass in various ensembles, including Rigmarole, and Uncle Dad's Art Collective. Casson is also the Past President of the NCBCDA and is a member of the board of California Band Directors Association.
Biography: My love of music started when I was young. I stepped on stage the first time when I was seven years old and thought, “this is where I belong!” I come from a family of music lovers and music teachers and have spent the past 20 years performing all over Northern California as a vocalist in all genres; from jazz to rock n’ roll. I have had a private voice studio for the past 15 years and love sharing my passion of singing with my students. I agree with the great Ella Fitzgerald who said, “The only thing better than singing is more singing!”
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2016 and it was the best decision I have ever made. I am excited to be part of the Viking family and I believe that EVERYONE can sing, it’s a matter of simply finding your own voice.