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With hands-on processes and projects at the core, LWHS Technical Arts teaches at the junction of Design &  Engineering  &  Craft in service of Connection & Community & Purpose.
The Technical Arts program is a place where the head, heart, and hands converge, providing opportunities to tackle real-world design challenges. Remaining faithful to its century-old history as an innovative institution in the technical arts, LWHS offers a unique collection of shop classes. Students learn to work conceptually and physically, moving from theory to practice in order to bring the designs of the mind into the physical world. Technical Arts Department objectives include effective problem solving, competency in the language of craft and design, skills for engineering, creative expression, cross-disciplinary collaborative learning, and personal empowerment through building self-confidence and self-esteem.

All courses can be taken multiple times for credit with the permission of the instructor and when space in the course is available. The school requires all students to take a minimum of four semesters in Technical Arts. Besides taking Design & Technology in ninth grade, students must choose two other semester-long courses that meet in the various shops—Computing, Wearables (Jewelry and Textiles), Wood, Metal, Digital Fabrication and Electronics. Of the two additional required Technical Arts classes, one must be from the “Design & Craft” category and one must be from the “Design & Engineering” category.

Technical Arts Faculty

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  • Photo of Andrew Kleindolph

    Andrew Kleindolph 

    Department Chair, Electronics, Design and Technology Teacher

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  • Photo of Lizzy Brooks

    Lizzy Brooks 

    Computing Teacher, Design and Technology Teacher

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  • Photo of David Clifford

    David Clifford 

    Technical Arts Teacher

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  • Photo of Samu Cortez

    Samu Cortez 

    Tech Arts Teacher & Woodworking and Shop Operations Technician

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  • Photo of Youssou Fall

    Youssou Fall 

    Wood Shop Teacher / Design and Technology Teacher

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  • Photo of Laurel Nathanson

    Laurel Nathanson 

    Wearables Teacher: Jewelry and Textiles

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  • Photo of David Sasson

    David Sasson 

    Creative Code and Design Instructor

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  • Photo of Corey Wolffs

    Corey Wolffs 

    Engineering & Fabrication Instructor

Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.