Can you feel it?

With your first step onto our campus you'll know: SBMS is a place where the arts are happening! Our faculty are accomplished, practicing artists who inspire with top tier teaching skills and their own prolific production.

Through Electives classes, students can experiment with a variety of artistic styles and media in order to discover their own interests, talents and passions. They develop creative thinking processes and gain the skills needed to express their own ideas effectively. Some will choose an exploratory path, while others may develop a pre-professional portfolio that showcases their style and talent.  

By art or by cycle, SBMS gives wheels to self-discovery, confidence and enhanced skills.

SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS ELECTIVES

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  • PREPARATORY CLASSES

    9th graders at SBMS have the opportunity to take two quarters of Freehand Drawing, a high school level class which is a college preparatory elective and satisfies one semester of the visual and performing arts requirement for UC/CSU admittance. Many students also take this course as preparation if they are interested in being a part of a local high school art academy, for example VADA at Santa Barbara High School.
  • DIGITAL MEDIA & FILMMAKING

    SBMS has a long tradition of student photography, digital arts and filmmaking. Our Electives program provides many course choices. Skilled instructors, equipment, and content make for rich productions! Our award-winning TEEN PRESS is just one of the many ways to be involved.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Sophie Frieman 

    Fine Arts
    Class of 1993
  • Eric Lehman 

    Drama / Art / Video / Music / Afterschool Theater
  • Maureen Lehman 

    Drama / Art / Video / Music / Afterschool Theater
  • David "Digital Dave" Teton-Landis 

    Dir. of Educational Technology / SBMS Website / Digital Arts / Teen Press / AV Production
  • Richard Wilke 

    Resident Artist / Facilities Support / Trip Staff
“Premier organizations today recognize that human intellect draws from many wells; art education gives access to the deepest of those wells.” - Elliot E. Eisner, Stanford art professor