ArtQuest Photography
@ Santa Rosa High

John Sappington, Instructor

ArtQuest Photography Fall 2020 Promo

Back to School Night PRE-RECORDED Presentation :

Live Question/Answer Session
Sept. 24@ 7:30-8pm Via Zoom:

2020-21 Syllabus and Welcome Letter

Current Theme & Promo

2020-21 Fall Showcase Preview

1st Year - Self Portraits
2nd & 3rd Years - Summer Story


Spring Showcase Photography
1st Year
Sheltering in Place

2nd & 3rd Years

The Petshow

Personal Work 2&3
Street Work

John Sappington <- email here <-- here <--- or here.


Curriculum Vitae 2020

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“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”
- Thurgood Marshall

"Anywhere on this Earth its no longer enough...and lest we forget has never been enough."

We must join together and immediately take action to actively irradicate structures of white supremacy and simultaneously take action against anti-environmentally reponsible policies and behaviors in our culture before we destroy ourselves and all other life forms of our planet!

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.”
- Angela Davis

In my classes, I vow to always teach from an actively anti-elitest, anti-racist, anti-exclusionary perspective. My students will be exposed and indoctrinated to a globally multi-cultural, racially and fully gender inclusive perspective in all course work with particular emphasis upon an inclusive revision to history of the arts and photography. Inclusion will be the overarching theme within the development of each students individual artistic discipline and creative practice.

Art and Artists have always been political and activistic.

We define/redefine the culture and the culture must be change(d).

“An artist and an activist are not so far apart.”

— Ava DuVernay,


PERSONAL Portfolio

Current Work : Hawaii Sequence

Chinatown Mid-Week Market - Book Cover

Old Pali Highway - Book Cover

aNOthEr Hi Sequence - Book Cover

Hauma Bay Trail - Book Cover


Working Journal rev. 2020

- rev. 2020


ARTQUEST Photography

Current 20-21 AQ Students - access current classroom via Classlink/Google Classrooms link provided in your SRCS email.


19-20 Beginning

19-20 Intermediate / Advanced



Current students check your email /canvas course-course is live!

Beginning Photography - Art 19

Beginning Digital Photography Online - Art 82



Course Proposals