Paul Gralen
pgralen *at* pausd.org
213-0215
Rm H6

 

Art 1A Class Information and Pages

Art 1B Class Information and Pages

Ceramics and Sculpture Class Information and Pages

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movie showing some Art 1A projects

 

Why Teach Art?

I teach Art 1A, Art 1B, and Ceramics & Sculpture. I have been teaching at Greene for fourteen years now. I love working with Greene's talented students in creating truly expressive and interesting artwork.

A little bit of personal background:

I received my BA in Drama and Philosophy from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and my MFA in sculpture from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. I completed my California state teaching credential at San Francisco State University. I completed my student teaching at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. Prior to coming to Greene, I taught for two years in grades 1-8 at St. Joseph’s School in Atherton, and for one year in grades 1-8 at Emerson School in Palo Alto.

I have had a sculpture studio in Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco for 20 years, where I create sculpture in a variety of media. I am also an avid photographer with a focus on landscapes, architecture, and street photography. I have exhibited my work throughout the Bay Area and regionally across the US, and regularly participate in San Francisco Open Studios. Two of my sculptures have a permanent home in the Greene Library garden!

Class and Art Program Links:

Greene Middle School Visual and Performing Arts Page

Art 1A

Art 1B

Ceramics and Sculpture

Museum links:

The Cantor Center for Visual Art at Stanford
The National Museum of American Art
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The de Young Museum (SF)
The UC Berkeley Museum of Art
The San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor
Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden (Stanford)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Storm King Art Center (New York)
Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas)
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)