Phone: (803) 438-3481 Ext. 5720


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Ms. Jess King

     Welcome to Art1, Art2, and Ceramics 1 this 2021-2022 

      Who Am I? I am a She/Her, Texan, Army Brat, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Wife, Mother, Friend, Neighbor, Artist, Great Cook, Business Owner, Dog Owner, Teacher of Art, Spirit Filled Christian.  This is a big year for me: My husband and I are celebrating 20 years, my daughter is a senior at USC, and my son is a senior at LEHS.  HOW IN THE WORLD DO WE CELEBRATE ALLLL OF THAT- Travelllllls right? I love to celebrate.

      Where did Art start for me? My love of art started in 7th grade while living in Germany and continued throughout high school.  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 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but met the man for me. We moved to Montana and I settled with a Bachelor of Art emphasis in painting from the University of Great Falls. 

     Biographical Experience: I have taught Art: Drawing I,II,III & Life Drawing, Painting I,II,III, Life Painting in both the private and public realms for years.  Before my family and I moved here in 2017. I owned and operated a successful Fine Art Gallery & Custom Framing Shop (Creative Designs Custom Framing & Gallery) in Alamogordo, NM prior to living here.  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 artwork through the ages.*I need to update my site and hopefully one of my amazing artists will be able to help me.

    Art with Ms Jess at a glance:  9th-12th grade Art students will 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.  I would like each art student to develop 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 to exhibit in online shows, Pop-up shows and a long term exhibit with a reception.