The Tam News

Student Art to be Publicly Displayed

Student Art to be Publicly Displayed

By Megan Butt

June 2, 2016

During the week of May 30, art teacher Zach Gilmour’s fifth period mixed levels drawing and painting class will be displaying their artwork in locations on and off campus. The project is meant to educate students about the different steps of visual art. “The point [of this project] is to show th...

SFMoMA’s Triumphant Return

SFMoMA’s Triumphant Return

By Claire Donohue

May 13, 2016

For the past three years San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) has been closed down for renovations and expansions. Saturday, May 14 marks the grand reopening of what is now the largest modern art museum in the country, surpassing New York’s MoMA and Los Angeles's Broad. I used to feel...

Artist of the Issue: Sam Emblidge

Artist of the Issue: Sam Emblidge

By Trevor Bukowski

May 4, 2016

It’s three feet tall, standing strong on a wide base, a connection of bright blue molded tubes built up into a tower-like thing. At least that’s how senior Sam Emblidge describes his clay project. It’s funny to think that the smiling senior, proudly finishing up a months long project, wasn’t sup...

Pop Up Show: Pace Gallery + Technology

Pop Up Show: Pace Gallery + Technology

By Cam Vernali

March 7, 2016

Silicon Valley is known for technology, and driven people who create a unique culture where revolutionary inventions come out of the woodwork. Adding to this list is the temporary opening of the Pace Gallery + Technology in Menlo Park, which runs from February 9 to July 1. When people hear the word “gallery"...

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

By Hannah Chorley

March 3, 2016

A self proclaimed “Mill Valley mom,” Cate Hayman spent the month of January hiking in the morning, doing pilates, and getting coffee with her friends — as well as auditioning for 14 college-level musical theater programs. Hayman, who graduated from Tam in December following the first semester...

Artist of the Issue Q&A: Isabel Alamin

Artist of the Issue Q&A: Isabel Alamin

By Connor Norton

December 10, 2015

Junior Isabel Alamin is an Advanced Placement Art student who has been making art since sixth grade with her mechanical pencil.  She has since graduated to charcoal and acrylic paint.   I see a lot of different mediums represented in your art. How did you start using such a wide variety of tools? It used ...

Students Display Art on Campus and Downtown

Students Display Art on Campus and Downtown

By Devon Stoeber

June 7, 2014

Seniors in all the visual art classes at Tam had the opportunity to be part of a show in downtown Mill Valley on June 3 from six to eight p.m. as part of the monthly First Tuesday Artwalk. “[The purpose of this art show was] to specifically celebrate the work that [the seniors] have done over ...

Local Art Show Displays Student Work

Local Art Show Displays Student Work

By Cassie Jeong

March 22, 2014

From March 9 to March 29, the Marin Society of Artists (MSA) hosted their annual Rising Stars High School Art Show, which features student artwork from high schools across Marin County, including Tam, Redwood, Marin Catholic, Branson, Novato, Drake, Terra Linda, Marin Academy, the Marin School and others....

Art Where You Least Expect It

Art Where You Least Expect It

By Anna Vandergriff

February 13, 2014

When one enters a girls bathroom on campus, they enter an artistic haven with a plethora of insightful and inspirational messages, such as “Take a breathe [sic],”, alongside beautiful (phallic) drawings sketched on stall walls. What is the purpose of visiting the bathroom other than to read the...

Artists of the Issue: Student Journals

Artists of the Issue: Student Journals

By Emma Talkoff

December 21, 2013

Senior Grace Lightner keeps four sketchbooks, each for a minutely different purpose. “This one is more words and song lyrics,” Lightner said of the notebook pictured at right, which she uses mainly during class. “I doodle mostly, and I take quotes and song lyrics and I make them look pretty with...

3D Printers Offer Academic Opportunities

3D Printers Offer Academic Opportunities

By Dom Quaranta

October 31, 2013

Tam’s Engineering Club has nearly assembled a 3D printer and is just “working out some bugs,” according to junior Nathaniel Knopf. The parts of Tam’s printer were themselves printed using a 3D printer at the Intel Computer Clubhouse in San Rafael, which offers free resources and classes for middle...