Jean Aguilar has been the Visual Arts instructor at Saint Mary’s High School for over 23 years and Fine Arts Department Chair for more than 15 years. A 1977 graduate of Saint Mary’s, Jean’s love for art has been a lifelong passion. She received her BA in Fine Art from Long Beach State University and, along with teaching, is a working artist.
Jean created “The Art Room,” an after-school year-round art program for elementary aged students as well as the Summer Youth Enrichment Program offered in June to kids ages 7 and up. Saint Mary's students regularly take part in local and national art competitions, often winning numerous awards.
Design Exploration, Art 1-2, Art 3-4 and AP Art and Design are all UC/CSU approved to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement for Saint Mary’s graduation as well as college entrance.
Design Exploration and Art 1-2 are both beginning level courses with no previous experience required.