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  • Welcome to the Grisham Middle SchoolArt ProgramGMS

  • About the Teacher

    11th year teaching at Grisham, 12 years total teaching experience

    2010/2011 Teacher of the Year

    Fine Arts Department Chair

    Public Relations Chair, Round Rock Art Education Association

    I my job and my students!

  • Courses of Study:Art 6

    Open to all 6th graders- No prior experience required

    Year-long class

    A survey course- Students will be exposed to a variety of art media (drawing and painting materials, printmaking, sculpture, clay)

    Teacher will introduce beginning technical skills with an emphasis on expanding creativity

  • Courses of Study:Open to all 7th graders- Priority placement is given for students returning from Art 6

    Year-long class

    Increased focus/expansion on technical skills

    Students continue to be challenged to work creatively and find their artistic voice

    Art 7

  • Courses of Study:Choice of Art 8 (on-level class) or Art I (9th grade Art class for High School credit)

    Art 8 continues the progression from Art 6 and Art 7; Art I continues the progression from Art 6 and Art 7 and also covers 9th grade Art skills

    Priority admission into Art I given to students with prior experience in G.M.S. Art program *EXPERIENCE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*

    All 8th grade Art students work with more challenging skills and more advanced media (more sculptural projects, large canvas paintings, sewing)

    PORTFOLIO PREPARATIONArt 8 or Art IClick on link for sample portfolio page

  • Other Information:The Art room is available after school for Open Studio, but there is no before/after school time commitment.

    Optional community service opportunities are provided throughout the year.

    Art competitions/shows are also optional.

    As with the other Fine Arts, Art students have class t-shirts, locker decorations, end-of-year trip, etc.

  • Race for the Cure:Approaching $8,00o raised in the last 3 years!

    This years chosen charity: March of Dimes & the March for Babies

  • Season for Caring:

    2010- The Knox Family

    2011- The Ruiz Family

    2012- The Rowe Family

  • Mural Donations:On Display at Grisham, The Ronald McDonald House, The Breast Cancer Resource Center, and Project Transitions

  • Art Competitions and Shows

  • For More Information:Contact Kristin Berry, G.M.S. Art Instructor

    Phone: (512)428-2737

    Email: kristin_berry@roundrockisd.org

    Teacher Website: Go to the Grisham Home Page, click on Our Staff tab, then Fine Arts.