"Art is not freedom from discipline, but disciplined freedom."
Rev.Edward M. Catich
This is a mural completed by my Art 3-4 class Spring 2011. It now resides in one of our stairwells here @ SIHS. It measures 8' x 8'. It was the collabrative work of Wesley C., Gabby C., Tifani C., Matt H., David S., Madison W., & Sydney W. The painting is a collage made up by these students using different pieces of famous portraits and photographs.
Classroom Mission Statement:
Students will be taught an appreciation of art through lessons and projects aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Students will be exposed to many different media and techniques designed to foster the development of their personal artistic skills.
*Students will be exposed to several different media, concepts, art history, & techniques.
- Art One will focus on the Seven Elements of Art.
- Art Two will focus on the Eight Principles of Design.
- Art Three starts our in depth study or Art History, Artist, Time Periods and Styles.
- Art Four continues our study of Art History.
- Art Five (Portfolio) Students use the knowledge and skills they have learned in this more individualized Portfolio class.
Students should be respectful of each other, myself, and classroom materials. Students will be expected to adhere to all class, and school rules. Students will be expected to be responsible for their own work and actions, and keep dead lines.
Grades will be a combination of projects, book work, & test. Grades are NOT based on talent, but rather your personal ability, your efforts, and class participation. Each art project has a rubric that will be used to grade the success of the student's work. Each assignment has a direction sheet and rubric posted on the assignments page as it is assigned. We do have a textbook. We will cover about 5 chapters each semester. Each chapter has projects and a test. Students will also take a CFA, PA, and Final Exam. For more information on what these are and how they count visit: What the heck is a CFA?
My mission is simple:
To educate my students about Fine art and the cultures from which it sprung. To foster healthy self-expression, and edify the talent that each and every students holds inside. For those special students who want to challenge themselves, I will challenge them. A lump of coal is just a lump of coal, but with the right amount of pressure, and some polishing, you can get a nice gem.
I have been working at SIHS since 1995. I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a major in Art History and Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the summer of 1995. I am the SIHS Fine Arts Department Chairand the Teacher Cadet Coordinator. I was born and raised in Statesville and graduated from WIHS. I still live in Statesville with my wife, and 2 boys, one 7 years old and one 2years old. I enjoy woodworking, painting, spending time with my sons, and watching movies with my wife. We are members of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.