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Cabrillo College VAPA Department Hosts K-12 Arts Specialists


John Graulty, Cabrillo College Dean of VAPA, welcomes the K-12 arts specialists

John Graulty, Cabrillo College Dean of VAPA, welcomes the K-12 arts specialists

On April 23rd, the VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Department at Cabrillo College, in collaboration with the SCCOE, once again welcomed over 30 arts teachers from throughout Santa Cruz County for an exciting afternoon of professional development. Cabrillo instructors were more than generous in offering various specialist workshops to the teachers in visual arts, music and theater.

The visual arts offerings included working with small metals, creating a monoprint picture and a rich discussion on Art History.

Image of bracelet on arm Metals class

Image of woman hammering bracelet into shape on anvil Medals class

Art teachers from PVUSD and SCCS learn how to make a copper bracelet



Monoprint technique classMonoprint technique class

Cabrillo's Andrea Borsuk demonstrates a monoprint technique to several art teachers from throughout the county


Brian Legakis, Chair of Art History, demonstrated a college lesson and led a lively discussion on the state of Art History in the county.

Art History discussion

Brian Legakis leds the Art History discussion.


Music teachers met with James Durland, Director of Music Technology and Recording Arts, who led an open seminar in the Cabrillo College music lab, while set designer Skip Epperson conducted a backstage look at As You Like It, currently playing at Cabrillo.

Music class

Music teachers engage in a music seminar facilitated by James Durland

Skip Epperson and Will Guildford

Skip Epperson shows Will Guildford (San Lorenzo Valley Theater teacher) the 'backstage' view of As You Like It

The afternoon was a huge success and a very important step in the articulation between public school teachers and the local community college. A big thank-you to all the Cabrillo College instructors who were so welcoming and willing to share their expertise, and especially to John Graulty who has worked with the Arts Coordinator at the County Office of Education throughout the year in order to facilitate this wonderful event.


Find out more about Cabrillo College Visual and Performing Arts.


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