Welcome to the Grisham Middle School Art Program GMS
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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
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
Increased focus/expansion on technical skills
Students continue to be challenged to work creatively and find their artistic voice
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
Teacher Website: Go to the Grisham Home Page, click on Our Staff tab, then Fine Arts.