Getting to the heART of the matter!


I want everyone to have a glimpse into my art courses. Look around, enjoy the artwork, and HAVE FUN!

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This class is your classic art 101. We cover all the basics in a fun and interesting way! The goal is to give students an understanding of how to create art, how it relates to us, and to the world around us.
We Just finished up a Unit based on the artwork of Jim Dine. Students used their knowledge of value, contrast, and layering to create an original version. Students also practiced with making altered backgrounds for their pieces.


This class is for students who maybe found their niche. This class broadens students knowledge of art, hones in on technical skills, and introduces many new processes. Students learn a lot more about content and how art relates to them socially and emotionally.
We have been working on printmaking. Students learned the in depth procedure for linocut printmaking. They used a graphite transfer process to identify value, and are currently carving into their linoleum blocks. Students were given the option of studying animals, plants, or insects as their subject matter. The goal is to create a representational print of the subject matter while incorporating expressive line to convey a particular feeling or emotion.
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This is an upper level course. This class explores the many possibilities with dry media. The students are putting their observational drawing skills to work. This class pushes students to be able replicate the world around them through drawing.
We recently finished a study of fabric and folds. We looked at how things are naturally arranged to create light and dark contrast (ex. drapes, clothes on the floor, unmade bed, etc.).

Now students are working on something that really pushes them out of their comfort zone! Students first had to develop an altered background. We talked about richness of surface and how that translates beautifully to the viewer. That was step one. We then took a field trip out of the class and onto campus to take photos of architecture and mechanics. I taught students the basic principles of photography and set them loose. The students are taking their photos and making a composition with oil pastel or chalk pastel on top of the altered surface.