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.
Ceramics I, II: Students are introduced to various hand building techniques, pottery wheel throwing, and different glaze applications. Ceramics II students have the opportunity to work more independently on their own ideas. Students can choose glass blowing as part of the curriculum.
AP 3-D Design: Students in ceramics and sculpture are encouraged to take AP 3-D design. Students submit a portfolio of 16 three-dimensional works in May and are eligible for college credit. Ceramics I or Sculpture I is a pre-requisite.