Ms. Chapman's Art Class
Welcome to Art in Rawlins Middle School!
Target, Screenprint by Jasper Johns, 1974
"When something is new to us, we feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive." Jasper Johns, Abstract Artist
Check out what's happening in the Art Room by going to my Lesson Plans (see sidebar to right) or clicking this link:.
Parents, feel free to contact me by email, or phone, or visit the classroom.
307-328-9205, ext 5233
I am usually in the classroom early before school, and my planning hour is from 9-10 am. I would be happy to visit with parents during this time, but please call ahead so I'm sure to look for you.
My goal as Art Teacher for Rawlins Middle School is to educate students about the basic foundations of artmaking and art appreciation and begin them on their journey of understanding human history through art. Art is a means of communication that has its roots in the evolution of humanity itself - archaeological evidence is showing that our need to communicate ideas through art happened as early as 40,000 years ago!
That need still persists, and it becomes even more challenging in the visual society that we live in today. We will begin our exploration with foundational skills of art (elements and principles of design), and apply these to a variety of artmaking methods (drawing, painting, sculpting and working in clay).
The arts, like no other subject, offer students the opportunity to develop and apply thinking and motor skills across disciplines. Cheers to making and learning something new today!
RMS 6th Grade Student Art Show
Foil Embossed Mixed Media Collage
In the classroom
Looking and Sharing our Art
Family Support for the Arts!
- A short youtube video about "What Art Is For?"
- From the Washington Post, Jan 2013, an article highlighting the top 10 skills students learn through the arts.
- A very funny blog about parenting adolescents! When you think you can't do it anymore, read this, and have hope!