Pathfinder Tech



Studio Art 11: Design I

Course Description: This is a foundational art course in 2 and 3-dimensional design.  The focus is on the elements and principles of design and color study.  Materials include paper, watercolors, chalks, tempera, and other assorted materials.  Some art history is included throughout the year.

Studio Art 12: Draw/ Paint

Course Description: This is a foundational course focusing on drawing and painting strategies and applications.  Material covered includes faces, figures, still life, landscape and perspective work.  Some related art history is included throughout the year.


Welcome to the Pathfinder Tech Art Department!  This elective is celebrating its 3rd year being an elective for upperclassmen students.  So far, students have enjoyed a multitude of creative projects in design and drawing and painting as well as projects with community engagement in mind.  We have a beautiful studio space and lots of really great materials to work with! Art is such a wonderful way for students to express themselves and also a nice change of pace in the day during their busy academic week. It is great to see all of the talent and newly learned skills on a daily basis taking place in the studio.

This is my 28th year of teaching studio art to high school students. I love making watercolor cards in my spare time for family, friends and colleagues. Art has always been part of my life and I love seeing my students become so proud of what they are capable of when they have the opportunity to try a studio art class. Every day is a new adventure and every day it is amazing to see student projects come to life!

-Darlene Henshaw
Art Teacher

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 16 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

We are no longer accepting work requests for the current school year. Work requests will resume again in mid-September, 2023.  Thank you.

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