Take your shot!

Express your creativity and hone your observational and visual design skills while exploring a wide range of photographic methods.

Menlo School students perform during Creative Arts Night. Photo by Pete Zivkov.Menlo School students perform during Creative Arts Night. Photo by Pete Zivkov.


Additional Programs

Photo Club – Weekly, classroom time providing community, inspiration and technical support for all interested students.
Summer Enrichment – A weeklong summer class which provides an introduction to photography for younger students.
Menlo School photo students learning to use cameras and tripods. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Amanda Kyed

Amanda believes that photography and animation are at the intersection of art and technology.  After receiving her master’s degree in visual and media arts from Emerson College in Boston, she returned to her former high school to work as a technology specialist where she discovered a love for teaching and assisting both students and teachers in all things tech. She spent seven years teaching media arts, film, animation, and sound design at the Windward School in Los Angeles. She came north to the Bay Area a year ago and took on the role of technology coordinator at St. Cecilia School, but found her way to Menlo as she missed teaching and forming meaningful relationships with students.