Visual Arts

By nurturing both creative and critical thinking, the Visual Arts Department at Sierra Canyon provides the tools for students to foster their artistic expression and inspire innovation.

Each Visual Arts course strives to develop student skills in Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, Connections, Relations and Applications. These standards nurture critical and creative thinking skills and enable students to become independent learners who can adapt and apply knowledge to a wide variety of situations.

While the Lower Campus Visual Arts curriculum introduces fundamental knowledge to students at an age appropriate level, the Upper Campus offers advanced courses for students who wish to develop work for college applications, art school applications, or personal advancement. Students who wish to develop an Advanced Placement Portfolio choose their area of specialization by 11th grade and take Advanced Placement Studio Art in the 12th grade.

Visual Arts Team

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Rory Sloan

    Rory Sloan 

    Arts Department Chair; MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1371
  • Photo of Jeremy Foldesy

    Jeremy Foldesy 

    US Faculty
    Ext. 1374
  • Photo of Dan Gvozden

    Dan Gvozden 

    US Faculty
    Ext. 1373
  • Photo of Juliana Holmberg

    Juliana Holmberg 

    MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1377
  • Photo of Gideon Webster

    Gideon Webster 

    US Faculty
    Ext. 1375
  • Photo of Valerie Tymoczko

    Valerie Tymoczko 

    LS Art Specialist
    Ext. 1280
  • Photo of Nicole Miller

    Nicole Miller 

    LS Art Assistant Specialist
    Ext. 1974
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.