Coppell, TX (CISD)

WELCOME! In our art room we learn creative ways to think critically about the world around us. Our society moves at the speed of light. A wise man I once knew said, "Creativity is the future." A simple statement yes but one that reverberates truth and logic. We would all agree, our children will be our legacy. Mix the two, and VOILA! They will be unstoppable.

On this site, you will find a variety of things including but not limited to, artwork, art advocacy, updates on school activities, advocacy and yes, more advocacy. Three philosophies I believe in that strongly guide my teaching: 1. Art is inherently cross-curricular, multi-cultural and global. 2. Art educators must continue to advocate the importance of art on a minute-by-minute basis. 3. We are ALL responsible for the educational impact art has on our world. I hope this site continues the initiative taken every day by thousands of passionate art teachers around the globe.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Ceremony at CHS
Tori, Harshini, Alyssa & Shelly
Alyssa with the First Lady of Texas
Alyssa's Flag Design on a cake!
CISD Board Meeting Recognizing 
Outstanding Art Achievements

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Art 1 Ceramics

Maria Martinez: World-Renowned Potter of San Ildefonso Pueblo

To learn more about Maria and her life's work click the link below.

In our classroom we used the coil method to construct our pots. Students were to draw a sketch of their maria pot including the use of their initials in a motif to later be carved out on the shoulder of the vessel.  And now for a little fun. "Which one of these things is not like the other?" The first Art 1 student to comment below and tell me which item does not belong in these photos gets a surprise! 

Ready to be fired! 


Sunday, March 15, 2015

CMSE Students are talented!

Our talent show was just awesome! 
I was so proud to see SO many of our art students 
preform in other arenas of interest. 
Congratulations you guys! 

Vijay and his Rubiks Cube 
He was super fast and cool as a cucumber!

Tori, Khushi and Swarangi are all amazing dancers!

Tanner played the ukulele and sang beautifully. 

Hansa plays the piano classically and delightfully.

Kensley you will have to remind me what this was called...
 but you were great at it and it was fun to watch!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Community Service

This year our art classes create cards for the Sandy Lake Rehabilitation and Care Center 
and members of the military. 
It is a late post but well worth it!
Here are some of the cards they created!