Department Lead: Mr. Je Pinkelman
Phone: 310-378-8471 x211
Joe Pinkelman received his BFA with an emphasis in sculpture from Colorado State University. He received his MFA in ceramics from UCLA. Prior to teaching at Palos Verdes High School, Mr. Pinkelman taught at University High School in Los Angeles. He was the first hired art teacher at PVHS when it reopened in 2002 and is currently teaching AP Art History. Mr. Pinkelman also teaches ceramics and AP 3-D Design. Glass blowing is a program that students can take in conjunction with ceramics. The 2015/2016 school year marks Joe’s 22nd year of teaching and he is happy to be part of the Sea King family.
AP Art History: Students study the history of art from around the world. Students take the AP exam in May and are eligible for college credit. The course also counts for fine/performing art credit. There are no pre-requisites for the class.