Ms. jess King

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Bachelor of Arts- In Art:Emphasis Painting University of Great Falls Great Falls, MT

Ms. jess King

     Welcome to a new experience this year with so many learning options.  I will be teaching Art1, Art2, and Ceramics 1 this 2020-2021 year.  Though we all have some challenges ahead of us, I want you to know that I am going to be patient, kind and full of love through it all for each or you!  Keep reading to learn a little about me, where I studied, and what I have planned for this year. 

      My love of art started in 7th grade while living in Germany and continued throughout highschool.  I studied art at New Mexico Military Institute.  I then went to New Mexico State University where I studied most of my Art disciplines for a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree but met the man for me. We moved to Montana and I settled with a Bachelors of Art in Art emphasis in painting from the University of Great Falls. 

      I have taught Art: DrawingI,II,III & Life Drawing, PaintingI,II,III, Life Painting in both the private and public realms for years.  Before my family and I moved here two years ago I owned and operated a successful Fine Art Gallery & Custom Framing Shop (Creative Designs Custom Framing & Gallery) in Alamogordo, NM.  I worked first hand with many artists including highschoolers.  Some of which are now pursuing professional art careers.  Click on the link to view my work.  http://www.jesskingart.com/

      This year I am so excited to be working with 9th-12th grade students to dig deep in the realm of Fine Art: History, Theory, Processes in mediums:drawing, painting, print making, collage, virtual drawing and painting, sculpture, pottery and more.   This year Mr. Riches and I have put together new curriculm for Art 1 & Art 2 by creating Flex assignments from Courseware. Tieing in the virutal with the face to face studio will be breaking new ground but I am up for the challenge.  I would like each art student to develope great studio habits: understand safety procedures, discover sketchbook disciplines, walk through peer critiques, learn how to document their work in an electronic portfolio and use a museum hanging formula to display their work.  Further more, I think its important to take uper level students past making their art to exhibiting and selling it.  I want the students exhibiting in online shows, Pop-up shows and a long term exhibit with a reception.