Utley Middle School Art Department
with Emily K. Harris
A little bit about me: I have a B.A. in Art Education from East Central University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Texas Woman's University. This is my 11th year teaching and my fourth year at Utley. I love art education have a passion for art. Also, I am interested in serving students in other ways as well from a "big picture" point of view. I'm all about the kids! Speaking of kids, I have two "furry babies" of my own: Paisley is a sweet Lhasa Apso dog and Chloe is a big old gray tabby. They are both very spoiled! In my free time I like to shop, make art and spend time with my family.
In Art I, we will be participating in Doodle for Google in which the students will respond creatively to the prompt, "What would you do to make the world a better place?" We will be talking about the creative process that the "doodlers" at Google go through to display art on their website and what is involved in being a graphic artist.
TEKS: 117.35, 7
and compare relationships, such as function and meaning, in personal artworks;
original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and others to form
conclusions about formal properties, historical and cultural contexts, and
In Art II, we are finishing up scratch art. We are also starting a new project for a still life. It's called "A piece of Me." Each student will bring something from home to draw (but not an item with high value-sentimental or otherwise) and we will display them together and draw it. They will be using charcoal to draw these items, and I think it will be a lot of fun. Make sure the item is brought by Friday, February 28th.
TEKS 117.35, 8
(8.1) Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to:
(A) illustrate ideas from direct observation, imagination, and personal experience and from experiences at school and community events; and
(B) define a variety of concepts directly related to the art elements and principles, using vocabulary accurately.
My schedule for the 2013-2014 school year is:
1st period-Art I
2nd period-Art I
3rd period-Art I
4th period- Conference Period*
*(cheer will meet in my room from 11:15-11:30 for announcements and WOLF TV)
5th period-PACK time
6th period-Art I
7th period-Art II
8th period-Art I
In the event that you need extra tutoring, I am available each Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00-8:40 in my classroom.
Feel free to contact me regarding questions or concerns via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972.771.5281 extension 5300.
Since our art fee goes towards all of our art supplies, it helps so much when parents offer to donate certain items to the art program. We are always in need of the following:
--Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
--Multisurface cleaner (i.e. Windex etc)
--Glad Press and Seal plastic wrap