Art at T.A. Brown
Hello I'm Jacqueline Hammond and your student's art teacher.
The visual arts program offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed explorations in the classes such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and design. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, analysis, and interpretation of art.
Art in school is both a body of knowledge and a series of activities. Fundamentally, learning in art has four major components. The goal of art education is the development of these areas:
- By making art (art production);
- By responding to and making judgments about the properties and qualities that exist in visual form (art criticism);
- By acquiring knowledge about the contributions artists and art make to culture and society (art history);
- By understanding the nature, meaning, and value of art (aesthetics).
Each person has his or her own variety and degree of artistic ability. Everyone can learn to draw and this class is designed to allow for the success of every student no matter what level of ability. Assessment of student work will be based on the following components: warm ups, sketches, projects, project reflections, and participation/citizenship. Majority of the grade is determined by class participation/citizenship and completion of projects.
This is my 13th year teaching Art. I'm from Laredo, Texas. I earned a bachelor's degree from Texas State University and a master's from Texas A&M International University. My favorite book is Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. I enjoy photography and yoga.