Degrees and Certifications:
BFA in Art Education minor in Art History EC-12 Certified Art Teacher
This is my 10th 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 sponsors 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 cat and a dog. Husband: Michael, Cat: Brian, Dog: Gracie. As for my own art, I focus on Painting, Digital Drawing and Metalsmithing.
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 I:2D Design & Drawing
3rd: Art I:2D Design & Drawing
5th: Art I:2D Design & Drawing
6th: Art I:2D Honors Design & Drawing
7th: Art II:2D Honors Design &Drawing
8th: Art II:2D Honors Design &Drawing
Mondays - 4:25-5:00
Thursdays - 8:15-8:45
Other times are available by request.
2020-2021 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 I: 2D Design & Drawing H
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. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.The approximate supply cost is $25.00+. This is a two-semester course in which students must take both semesters to meet the one year fine arts requirement.
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.