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    Talented Golden Sierra Artists Dazzle Community
    “How did they do that?” and “That’s gorgeous!” were just a few of the comments by the Black Oak Mine Unified School District Board and community members when viewing an art display in the Board Room.Erica Phillips, Visual Arts teacher at Golden Sierra, is very proud of her students. And the Board Room isn’t their only venue. In 2018, GSJSH students were invited to a showing competition at Folsom Lake College’s Harris Center Art Gallery and took home honors, were published in Style Magazine and have been invited to participate again this year.As Phillips says, “’Can’t’ doesn’t exist in my vocabulary or classroom.” Phillips models her motto; she petitioned the College Board and succeeded in adding Studio Arts 2 and 3 to Golden Sierra’s A-G accredited curriculum. She is currently petitioning to add AP Art. This rigorous curriculum is embraced by her students.Individualized programs are developed by each student; portfolios of student work are evaluated for professionalism. Each project is unique to each student who chooses the style of art they want to pursue. “These are incredible kids. When you let them go, incredible things happen.”Incredible examples include Fox, surrealism acrylics, by Oceanna Richardson, 9 th grade; Sister Portrait, realism multi medium, by Chloe Edington, 12 th grade, who plans to attend art school in San Francisco next year and Old Man, realism, by Raelyn Davis, 11 th grade.As Phillips’ students attest: “She is encouraging, a mentor, doesn’t give up on us, works with us until we’re happy with what we’ve got. Her super energetic personality inspires us to keep trying.”Phillips came to Golden Sierra in 2016 from Chico where she was working as an art therapist, doing rehabilitation with patients in Chico hospitals. Her passion for teaching brought her to Golden Sierra where she is inspiring today’s artists to test their understanding of what can be accomplished with hard work and perseverance.
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    Board Meetings

    Date: February 14, 2019
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Place: District Office

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