"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."  
-Pablo Picasso

Meet the VAPA Instructors

The VAPA team at CKM is very supportive of each other’s aspirations for our students and ourselves. All working artists, the VAPA staff works hard to get the students work to the Crocker Art Museum, State Fair and many additional shows and competitions. Equally important is showing our own work. To that end we showcased work from CKM Staff and CKM students at old Soul in October of 2016. This unique opportunity allowed students and staff to take pride in the achievements of artists at all stages.

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Calendar of Events
Keep up to date on all of our events and happenings. 
  1. 10
    CKM VAPA Theater GALA Event
    A black tie theater grand opening feature performances in music, theater and dance with a silent auction and commemorative swag
    January 20th 7:00-10:30
  2. 6
    Booster Meeting
    Join us in creating ways to raise funds for our programs and support your student.
    December 6th, 6:00-7:00
  3. 1
    Application Dates
    Online application available. Link can be found below.
    December 4th, 2017
  4. 8
    Application due
    Portfolio submission: Visual Arts: 3 Photographs of artwork Performing Arts: Video of work
    January 26th, 2018
  5. 9
    Open Enrollment Closes
    Final Date to apply for CKM VAPA
    January 26th, 2018
  6. 7
    Booster Meeting
    VAPA Booster work on GALA Agenda and Coordination of Event
    December, 20th 6:00 - 7:00
  7. 11
    Booster Meeting
    Final touches and coordination for Gala
    January 10th, 6:00-7:00
VAPA is recognized in the community for its ongoing efforts in the arts.  So much support is offered from organizations and the community for the amazing efforts from students and staff.  Check back often to see what the latest news is saying about the VAPA program.
Nor Cal CAEA Winners
C.K. McClatchy High School’s Visual and Performing Arts department announced that its students were recently recognized for excellence in the visual arts:
CKM VAPA student could win $50K in scholarship for shoe design  competition. 
New Theater
New Wing to open at McClatchy High School.  State of the art sound and upgraded theater with highlights to it's original 1937 decor soon to be opening December 2017.  Keep up to date on Grand Opening Gala TBA.
Land Park Supports Lions
Top award in the Land Park Schools Foundation’s Raise the Bar Mini-Grant Competition went to the C.K. McClatchy High School drama department, which was granted $1,000