La Jolla High art students beautify their surroundings

Art Alive at LJHS
Art Alive at LJHS
Art Alive at LJHS
Art Alive at LJHS

Principal Dana Shelburne is initiating a creative pilot program at La Jolla High School where students in Mrs. Shamrock’s 5th period AP art class are ending the semester by working on a volunteer project designed to help beautify the school.

The girls in class have been collaborating to create an art installation called “Color Theory” that will be installed in an unlikely location – the girls bathroom in the 500 building! Inspired by Frank Stella, the design team (Jade Novarino & Kelsey McLeod) have created a series of colorful geometric patterns on panels that will decorate the interior space. The boys in the class have been busy rolling the walls with a fresh coat of paint to help create the “new look”.

Students and teachers are curious to see what is inside. Several female students and teachers have commented that they are grateful for the refresh of the restroom and will help to take care of the interior once finished. The Art History students caught wind of the project and are discussing the works of Frank Stella.

The boys in class have also been inspired and are diligently working on an installation for their restroom titled “My Perspective” . The design team of Tim Machado and Jose Galindo found inspiration from movies featuring Deep Space & artist Piet Mondrian. The girls are busy rolling the walls, while the boys create the new designs to be installed before the end of the semester.

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