Pastels drawing

Welcome to the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Pleasant Valley High School!  Be sure to find out about the many wonderful opportunties for student involvement in the arts. Check out our programs in Instrumental and Vocal Music, Theater Arts, Dance, and Visual Arts, including The Art Studio @ PV.

Watch a slide show of student art and activities below.  Email VAPA teachers and find links to their webpages under Teachers and Classes.  Look for links to other important information, including our Events Calendar in the sidebar to the left.  Join us in supporting arts education for all students at PVHS!

Art Studio logo
You are welcome to view the Art Studio presentation given by Reta Rickmers at the 2013 National Art Educators Conference.

Pastels in the Quad

Perspective Project - Drawing

Fantasy Project - Drawing

White-on-Black - Drawing

Semester Final - Drawing

Tell A Story - Photo I

Tell A Story - Photo I

In the Style of an Artist - The Chair Project

Cubism - Digital Arts Exploration

Digital Collage - Digital Arts Exploration

Dance Production


Teachers and Classes

Reta Rickmers, Dept. Chair Drawing 1, Art Studio 1/2, Intro to Art
Cindy Hopkins Ceramics, Digital Arts, Photography
Jill McKay
Ryan Heimlich
Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Music Theory, Piano
Dan Holmes Guitar 1/2
Tamara Jensen
Theater 1, Theater 2/IB


Our Gallery