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Black background with tie dye element poster announcing OC Art Stroll.

Parent co-opers and teachers work together to combine student creativity, art theory, and academic curriculum to build skills.

Classes have access to a well-stocked Art Closet, our very own kiln, and a database of lessons as well as an extensive collection of art resources in our library.


Open Classroom sign made of black plywood and colorful ceramic letters, that greets visitors to our school.

Ceramic and wooden sign created in 2012 by students with guidance from former principal Chris Gesteland.

Student self-portraits and abstract geometric designs on display at one of our annual Open Classroom Art Strolls.

Student self-portraits & abstract designs displayed at the annual Art Stroll (2023).

Rainbow striped penguin that represents LGBTQ+ students at the Open Classroom Charter School.

LGBTQ+ lunch group mascot (2021).

A colorful mosaic of Frida Kahlo created by Open Classroom students.

Frida Kahlo mosaic created by Amanda's class (2018).

Nine Open Classroom Preschool students painting at a yellow table.

Artists at work (2023).

Large mural of the sky, space, the Open Classroom campus and other local natural features.

Collaborative student mural.

The words "Open Classroom" with a small penguin head in the first o.