Phone: 779-7570 Ex 536


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Fine Arts

Ms. Cheryl Looney Whitney

Welcome to my page.  Inside these pages you can view assignments, websites recommended for those assignments, a calendar for events and other important information.

My Background

I am a Pittsburg High School Graduate.  I attended Diablo Valley, Los Medanos Junior College, Graduate of California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and USC Berkeley.  I have been teaching Photography, Graphic Design, and Visual Arts since 1982 in Antioch School District, prior to Antioch.

I received the following scholarships during my high school and college education: Ford Scholarship, Disney Scholarship, State Scholarship and Disney Graduate Scholarship.

I've worked for Disney and MGM studios creating cartoons, character designing and costuming for movies.  I also taught at Costume College in Van Nuys, California during the summer.  I love to create costumes for historical re-enactment.  This brought an interest that later became a second career as a Renaissance Re-enactment Production Producer and acting Guild Master.  My acting troop has been used for several movies as actors behind sceens in movies such as the Hobbit and Outlander battle sceens.

I've been teaching at Deer Valley since 2013.  The subjects I teach at Deer Valley at this time are Digital Photography, Digital Art, Draw with Ease, Intro. to Cartooning, Cartooning and Fundamental Visual Art.

Send your photograph images to;

as my grandfather would say,

Be Brave,

Be Well,

Nod when spoken to,

Try new things,

Dance often,

Always tell a person how much you care about them,

Wink at them to know your finished,

Clap you hands to signal you are done.

He was a Native American Indian, What culture have you come from?