Road Trip! Valor photography students visit Los Angeles

Written by: Ben Beyers Photos by: Jilian Buretz, Caleigh Schwarz, Sydney Swientisky, Ben Beyers, Mr. Von Qualen This year was a fantastic year for photo trips!  We went to three different states and every class got  the opportunity to have a trip that met the intensity appropriate for the class level.  For the final trip […]

Screen Printing Lab coming to Valor Arts this summer

Students in both Graphic Design II and III had the opportunity to visit Ink Lounge, a studio dedicated to screen-printing, and got hands on experience creating some pretty awesome design pieces. Students in Design II created their own one color t-shirt designs.  The purpose of the field trip was to teach the students about prepping […]

KALOS Film Festival Recap and Results

With student films, red carpet, professional judges and lots of awards — the 5th annual Kalos Film Festival this weekend was a huge success and another big step forward in the Valor film program! The level of filmmaking at Valor has improved over the years, but this show in particular well exceeded all expectations. Ranging […]

Carolyn Avenger: Her Journey to Faith, Theatre and Trusting God

Written By: Abby Hale  A little bit about Carolyn… Favorite activities: Traveling, being on stage. Favorite food(s): Italian food, Chinese food, food in general. Favorite drink(s): Izzy’s, Starbucks, and Smoothies. Favorite role to play: “Jane Banks (Mary Poppins) was fun to play because I had to put myself back into that innocent, blank mindset. That […]

Best In Photography piece has a story to tell

The recent Transform Winter Art Show displayed the overwhelming talent of the visual arts students at Valor.  While all the pieces were fantastic, some were exceptional.  Many Best in Show awards were given to artists including Sophomore Gavin Sparling.  His photograph won Best in Photography for the night.  He entered an image of his grandmother […]

Songwriter reveals her insight to inspiration

Written By: Marian Bouchot “I think songwriting has led me to connect in a unique way with people and it pushes me to seek inspiration, even in the hardest situations.”   Lauren usually resorts to songwriting when she is struggling. When life gets too noisy and crazy, she uses her art as an outlet. This […]

Valor Photo Students Receive Top Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received REGIONAL Gold Keys in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:   Grace Collins, Elaina Hollister, Luke Mason and Sean Traynor. The pieces of student art awards (pictured below) are currently on display at the Denver Art Museum. REGIONAL Gold Key work is currently being considered for national […]

Valor Students Continue to Shine in DCPA Competition

Last year, Amelia Middlebrooks placed in the top ten of the Denver Center’s young playwright competition with an inspiring one-act on the importance of friendship (Black and Blue, co-written by fellow Valor junior Ashley Wright). This year, Amelia has used her innate sense of storytelling and polished writing style to create yet another original work […]