El Estoque

Strawberries À La Mode

Senior Catherine Vo posted fan art of mxmtoon in the strawberry dress on @cadphy, her Instagram account.
Taking a closer look at the popularity of the strawberry dress and its effects
September 25, 2020

Pale, blush pink fabric. Delicately puffed sleeves and soft frills. A long skirt made up of layers of airy tulle. And most eye-catching of all — glittering ruby strawberries looking almost delectable...

Transitioning from a hands-on to hands-off classroom proves challenging

Photo by Jodi Johnson | Used with permission
Students and teachers explain the adjustment to learning over Zoom
September 18, 2020
Students and teachers explain the adjustment to learning over Zoom

Customization Craze: Students turn everyday accessories into a form of self-expression

Park customized this shoe for a friend and is his favorite design of all the shoes we has painted.  “I think it's my favorite not because it looks good necessarily,” Park said. “I really enjoyed the process because I took a big break from customizing shoes, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. So then I just kind of got re-inspired when she asked me to paint her shoes.”
MVHS students share the stories behind their painted shoes and water bottles
May 27, 2020
MVHS students share the stories behind their painted shoes and water bottles

Crafting origami creations

Senior Patricia Saito folded an origami phoenix model, created by Hongyi Wan.
Three MVHS students share the process behind the art of paper folding
April 8, 2020
Three MVHS students share the process behind the art of paper folding

Pottery process: Friday nights at Wilson Park Ceramics Studio

A glimpse into an MVHS student’s ceramics creations
March 12, 2020
A glimpse into an MVHS student’s ceramics creations

Painted horror

O'Donnell shows off her two looks created for video tutorials
The horror in special effects art
March 11, 2020
The horror in special effects art

Verge: Painted Horror tutorial

Sophomore Gabrielle O'Donnell shows off two looks done within 15 minutes.
Sophomore Gabrielle O'Donnell takes us behind the scenes of SFX art
March 6, 2020
Sophomore Gabrielle O'Donnell takes us behind the scenes of SFX art

Drawing a curriculum: Art in the classroom

Paintings from a World Literature project line the front of literature teacher Jireh Tanabe's classroom.
Exploring teacher and student opinions on integrating art into curriculums
February 8, 2020
Exploring teacher and student opinions on integrating art into curriculums

Design It: How graphic design and traditional art mediums help with stress relief

Design It: How graphic design and traditional art mediums help with stress relief
Design It officers use various mediums of art to express themselves
February 4, 2020
Design It officers use various mediums of art to express themselves

Selfie factories

A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums
February 2, 2020
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums

Stories of our art

In a painting by Sophie Ye, a pair of geese fly above a river.
A look at the visual artists of MVHS
December 17, 2019
A look at the visual artists of MVHS

Design It combats struggling with retaining membership and club engagement

Design It combats struggling with retaining membership and club engagement
DesignIt officers find new ways to promote their club to face the problems posed by low member turnout
November 25, 2019

hen senior Grace Ryu first heard about Design It during her freshman year, her interest was immediately piqued. Already passionate about more traditional mediums of art such as drawing and painting, Ryu...

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