Art History

Joe PinkelmanDepartment Lead: Mr. Joe Pinkelman
Room: 504
Phone: 310-378-8471 x43211

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. Mr. Pinkelman teaches ceramics and AP Art History. The 2016/2017 school year marks Joe’s 23rd 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 with an emphasis on 250 art objects. 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.