Any Visual Art parent or guardian who is interested in taking an active role in supporting the department may be part of the VA Parent Team. They will be invited to attend two VA Parent Team meetings during the year and will be added to a mailing list to receive information about specific volunteer opportunities, especially for helping with the student art shows, field trips, and other art events.
The Visual Arts Parent Coordinator works with the Department Co-Chairs to coordinate parent support for the department activities, shows, events, field trips, etc., serves to create strong communication between all elements of the VA Community: the VA PA Reps, the VA Department, Students, and Parents, and LACHSA and the Arts High Foundation, runs the VA Parent Team and VA Student Team, and oversees this website and other department social media.
Timathea Workman (Wyatt VA '21)
There are two parents who serve on the LACHSA Parent Association Board to represent the Visual Arts Department. (The Board meets once a month.) Each serves a term of two years, overlapping their terms with each other. These positions are determined by a vote of the VA Parents in the spring for the following year. These parent representatives will also be part of the VA Parent Team and work closely with the VA Parent Coordinator.
Jesse Carmichael (Cormac VA '21)
Jay Morran (Michael VA '22)
The members of this committee help transport the student art between the Fine Arts Building and the gallery, and assist Barry in hanging the art.
Led by Timathea Workman, VA Parent Coordinator (Wyatt VA '21)
The members of this committee are primarily responsible for VA Faculty appreciation (including the year end dinner and gifts.)
Led by Kathy Sun, (Alexander VA '22)
and Maria Demopoulos, (Aris VA '21)
The two members of this Committee regularly stock the VA Department Office with items such as paper towels, paint mixing jars, etc., on a regular basis throughout the year.
Stacy Stearns (Phyllis VA '23) and
Aaron Zaima (Paloma VA '23)
This person coordinates the production of limited editions LACHSA VA merchandise featuring student artwork and provides sales support during LACHSA VA events, with the VA Department, VA Student Team, ASB, and LACHSA Foundation.
Cecilia Garcia, (Nayeli VA ' 21)
This committee is responsible for planning a program called
which features professionals from a wide range of creative fields who meet with interested VA students during lunchtime to talk about their experiences in their field and share their thoughts on art, education, and life.
Led by Iona Brindle (Theo VA '21) and Laverne McKinnon (Mitzi VA '22)
This committee is made up from parents of senior VA students who are responsible for supporting the Senior Thesis Art Show and Year End VA Luncheon Party that celebrates the senior class and teachers.
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The VA Facebook and Instagram (links below) and this VA website are currently updated by the Parent Coordinator, so if you have any suggestions or more information to add to this website, please contact:
Timathea Workman, VA Parent Coordinator (Wyatt VA '21)