In 1994, students in Mr. Knight’s first art class at HHS made a large sign to announce, "We are The Greatest Art Class in the Universe!" The sign still hangs prominently at the top of the 15 ft. high north-faced wall of the classroom. It serves each day as a reminder of the performance level expected for both students and the instructor.
Defending the Title
Many of the students who have been part of Mr. Knight’s arts classes over the years have consistently won local and national awards, ranging from First Place at The Congressional High School Art Competition to Gold Key, Annual AIDS Awareness Contest, winners in the National Scholastic Magazine Art & Essay Awards.
We continually strive to provide a challenging, engaging, and positive learning environment that will evolve and improve.
Our current goal is to broaden the scope of this website so it can be used as a learning tool, enhancing the traditional textbook and lecture curriculum. One of the benefits of this website is it offers students a means to study both in class and at home. It also offers parents the opportunity to view assignments, goals, grading policy. (See front page)
Fifteen Minutes for Everyone
Knight’s students have enjoyed having their art featured, not only in murals around the school and community, but also in local college art exhibitions, local art galleries and community spaces. Their work has been featured in various television shows, including news broadcasts and Bay Area programming, such as "Mornings on Two." His students and their accomplishments continue to be a focus for local newspapers.
The Creative Coach
Listed in Who's Who in America, Andrew Kong Knight has taught art for over fifteen years. Knight has earned BFA and MFA art degrees as well as a Certified Teaching Credential with a CLAD emphasis. He has shown his work all over the country and has won numerous local and national awards for both his art and teaching.
Teaching awards include Finalist in Bravo’s Start Smart Competition, the Best Communication Award, the Members Resolution Commendation,and National University Leadership Award. Art awards include first in the National Airbrush Excellence Competition, the 1994 American Illustration Competition, Gold Award, and the Art of California magazine Discovery Award.
Knight has worked on a variety of art commissions, including Miller Freeman publications, Hewlett Packard and Mercury/ Def Jam Records. His work has been featured in dozens of publications, including Airbrush-Action magazine, Flex magazine, San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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