Degrees and Certifications:
BFA in Art Education minor in Art History EC-12 Certified Art Teacher
This is my 6th year at Jasper teaching Art. I teach 2D classes here and enjoy watching students experiment with media in new ways. I have a BFA in Art Education from the University of North Texas. My focuses of study have been Architecture, Advertising, Studio Art and Art History. I am one of the Art Club sponors for Jasper HS. You do not need to be in an art class to join Art Club. We welcome all art levels and crafters in Art Club.
I am Married and have 2 pets. Husband: Michael, Dog:Leila, Cat:Brian. As for my own art, I focus on Painting and Metalsmithing. This past summer I have done a lot of work creating jewelry and painting.
I am excited to share my love of art with students and to foster their creativity in a safe environment! Welcome to Art!
1st: Art 1:2D Design & Drawing
2nd: Art 1:2D Design & Drawing
3rd: Art 1:2D Design & Drawing Honors
4th: Art 1:2D Design & Drawing Honors
6th: Art 2:2D Design &Drawing Honors
7th: Art 2:2D Design &Drawing Honors
Block Lunch: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday A and B Block
Before and After School: upon request
*I will be availble before school from 8:30-8:45 for questions and concerns (will need a perent note). Tutorials for art need to be at minimum 1/2 hour sessions.
2019-2020 Course Catalog Descriptions
Art 1: 2D Design and Drawing
Art I: 2D Design & Drawing introduces students to the elements and principals of art through a two-dimensional lens while learning a variety of media, concepts and techniques. This will include elements and principles of design, sequential techniques with drawing, painting, printmaking, low-relief sculpture, ceramics and digital media. Students practice skills, explore historical and cultural relevance, gain an understanding of creative expression and learn to respond and evaluate artwork through close observation using critical thinking. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however,
Art 1: 2D Design and Drawing Honors
Art I: 2D Honors allows the student the opportunity to learn how to work with a large variety of materials. Honors Art I provides learning opportunities for students beyond those available in the regular Art I class by extending the state essential knowledge and skills through drawing, color study, painting, printmaking, technology, sculpture, and ceramics. The curriculum aligns with guidelines from the College Board and students learn what will be expected of them if they choose to participate in the AP Portfolio courses.
Art 2: 2D Design and Drawing Honors
The Art II: 2D Design & Drawing Honors curriculum is designed to spiral and expand on the Art I: 2D, Art I: 3D, or Art I: 2D Honors curriculum. Students will apply the elements and principles of art in all compositions to a greater proficiency than other Art II: 2D & Drawing students. Students grow their understanding of composition, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, technology, and ceramics with high expectations, as they continue reviewing requirements of the AP examination. The curriculum follows guidelines from the College Board and students learn what will be expected of them for the AP Portfolio courses. Art II: 2D Design & Drawing Honors is recommended for students seriously looking at utilizing creativity and the visual arts in their future career.