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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About Mrs. Richards

I am very grateful that you have 
taken the time to view our blog!  

I provide a safe learning environment for my students, build character on an individual basis and foster their growth as a community in the classroom.  Although I enjoy all things art, I have other interests as well! Camping, gardening, traveling, and cooking are just a few. Below, are some of my personal artworks. Feel free to comment on our blog. Students are always interested in who is viewing our blog and what they think about it!  

In progress works: 
Cavern, Acrylic on Canvas 2015

Cotton Fields, Oil on Canvas, 2015

Students: I would consider this the first layer of oil complete and the second layer started. I work in "layers" to organize my thoughts and create dimension and depth in my work. The image comes from our family ranch in West Texas. 

The Adventures of Gooie Louie
A Short Film by Mrs. Richards


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! Metalsmithing is one of my favorite art forms.

  2. whoa! did u actually make all this?
    its amazing!

  3. WOW!!
    it looks so good!!

    How/when did you make it?

  4. Thank you for the compliment. I am not sure if you are referring to one piece or the lot. These works have been made over the years at different times. :)