75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Hanrahan (pictured) worked on the painted posts at Ventura High School. Egbert said, MB is a local and well-respected Ventura artist who has experience working with the schools. Photo from: Cherie Egbert

Three posts on Poli Street have recently been embellished

Belen Hibbler, Sophia Nacu, and Julian Martinez June 16, 2022

One project at a time, VHS is improving the campus with art Ventura High School’s PTSA commissioned post art to beautify the VHS campus. In April, they started planning and creating sketches with local...

The Dolores Huerta mural had a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1, 2022. Photo by: Adi DeClerk

New VHS mural projects the colors of local activism

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz June 7, 2022

Junior Mateo Navarro organized the Dolores Huerta Unity Project alongside Ventura Unified administration, the Latino Rights club, Ventura County community members and artist Mauricio Ramirez Mateo...

Junior Ella Bartlett said, I chose this piece because it was super cute, and it seems simple enough. We have been working on this since 8:00 a.m this morning, we are working on it as a trio. I wouldnt say chalk is the best medium but it is fun to work with, so it is one of my favorites. Photo by: Brody Daw

A walk to look at chalk

Sophia Denzler and Brody Daw May 23, 2022

2022’s chalk festival showed off VHS art student’s creative talent VHS’ annual chalk festival was held on May 11 and 12, 2022. The festival allowed students to use chalk and recreate a painting...

The group of art students and chaperones on the field trip, posed in front of the infamous Colosseum. Photo by: Lauren Minadeo

VHS art students say “Ciao!” from Italy

Ava Mohror April 29, 2022

Lauren Minadeo’s art students took a trip to Italy over spring break, how did it go? Over the 2022 spring break (April 4-8), VHS art teacher Lauren Minadeo took 16 of her students to Italy. Originally...

The artists are Xaiver Rain (breathe), Finn Thompson (both of the flower panels), Alexis Segovia (blue VHS), Samara Arroyo (Snoopy), Jade Beltran (sun) and Ruby Strunk (pink VHS). Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Previously unseen hallway art placed on campus

Alejandro Hernandez and Adi De Clerck March 3, 2022

Campus beautification by student artists In the hallway between the library staircase and the ASB room at Ventura High School, several works of art can be found. These art panels were created by VHS students....

Digital Art & Design has some of their vexel art on display at the Ventura High School front office, which was taken from a recent assignment. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Digitized art at the library

Alejandro Hernandez March 2, 2022

An overview of the Digital Art & Design class Digital Art & Design is a fine art elective that is taught by Elektra Cohen during the fourth and fifth periods. It has been at Ventura High School...

“My favorite thing that we do every year is the chalk festival, because I love chalk art and I love staying out there for like two or three days, said Minadeo. Photo by: Ava Mohror

What’s up with art in room 20 and 22?

Ava Mohror February 27, 2022

An inside look at the classes of art teachers Ms. Mckee and Ms. Minadeo Art teachers Lauren Minadeo and Megan Mckee have been working this year to make art an enjoyable experience for their students....

Chavez gave tips for beginner artists, she said, Draw what YOU like and not what you think others will like. I found I made more progress when I let my mind take over in the direction it wants when i’m making my pieces. another strong suggestion is definitely using references, a lot of artist have mixed emotions when it comes to them but you cannot draw something you’ve never seen/have full comprehension of how it looks or works. Art by: Paola Chavez. Graphic by: Rachel Gonzalez

Art brings Paola Chavez internet fame

Rachel Gonzalez February 23, 2022

VHS senior obtains over 4 million likes on Tik Tok Senior Paola Chavez has been an artist her whole life. She said, “I learned how to draw because I've always been pretty creative so when I was a kid...

Senior Rhianne Martinez stated, Honestly I just picked it [my drawing] because I thought it was gonna be easy. Photo by: Ryan King

A walk through the chalk

Sarah Clench and Caroline Marsden April 25, 2019

The annual Ventura High School Chalk Festival took place on April 17 and 18 on the Catalina lawn at VHS. According to art teacher Lauren Minadeo, around 35 students participated this year. In past years,...

Lauren Minadeo has taught many art related classes here at VHS, currently she is teaching AP studio, Intermediate Art, Visual Arts Foundations, and Digital Photography. 
Photo by: Acacia Harrell

Is VHS’s art department low on funds?

October 19, 2017

Some Ventura High School students -especially students with art related electives- have been talking about school funding for the Art program. How much funding does an art teacher receive? Is it...

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