Visual Arts is another area at Parkview where student achievement is evident - and that evidence is hanging on the walls of the school. As is the rule throughtout the school - one of the factors that make the program so successful is the teachers. Two teachers, Ms. Gail King and Mr. Lynn Smith, havd obtained National Board Certification, and three other visual arts teachers are candidates for the National Board Certification. To see honor cord requirements click here.
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At Parkview, Visual Arts students focus finishing a complete portfolio that will guarantee entrance into some of the finest art schools and institutes in the nation. Students annually enter the Young Arkansas Artists at the Art Center - submitting one piece per grade level. Students also participate in the AYAA Arkansas Young Artists Association competition in the spring. During any given year, Parkview students routinely bring home 20 medals for their art pieces. In addition, the visual arts puts on a huge display each spring showcasing student art.
On any given day, the classes are filled with activities including creation of pottery, drawings, oil paintings, using fibVisual Arts is another area at Parkview where student achievement is evident - and that evidence is hanging on the walls of the school. As is the rule throughtout the school - one of the factors that make the program so successful is the teachers. One teacher, Amanda Linn, has obtained National Board Certification, and three other visual arts teachers are candidates for the National Board Certification. To see honor cord requirements click here.
- AP Studio Art
- Three dimensional design
- Survey of Fine Arts
- Introduction to Art
- Drawing I, II, III
- Art History
- AP Art History
- Advertising Design I, II, III
Teaches: Art I, Drawing II, 3-D Design, AP 3-D
Education: BA Art University of Arkansas at Little Rock, MA Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture
Honors: Ms. Anders has been teaching art for 28 years, including the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock School District, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Honors include AP Studio Art Certification, grant awards from the Windgate Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council, and Art of the Teacher Award.
Teaches: Drawing II, AP Drawing, Jewelry, Ceramics
Education: B.A. Philosophy, University of Arkansas Little Rock; B.A. Studio Art, University of Arkansas Little Rock; M.A. Secondary Education, University of Arkansas Little Rock.
Honors: Mr. Bailey has been teaching art for 14 years. Honors include Excellence in Differentiated Curriculum, Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education; Distinguished Service within the Profession, Arkansas Art Educators.
Sponsors: Arkansas Young Artist Association, Art Club
Teaches: Advertising Design I,II and III, Art History, Art Appreciation and AP Art History
Education: BSE in Education from UCA with an emphasis on Commercial Art and Industrial Art, MED with an emphasis on Visual Art from UALR.
Honors: Mr. Clark has been teaching art for 35 years, and has taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and at UA Pulaski Technical College. Mr. Clark was a three year candidate for National Board Certification. He received the Secondary Art Teacher of the Year in 2005. He has committed to organizing educational trips to Europe every two years since 2000.
Teaches: Art Design, Crafts & Fibers, Drawing III, AP2D
Education: BFA, University of Central Arkansas
MAT, University of Central Arkansas
Honors: Ms. Harrison has been teaching for 5 years. She is an Advanced Placement certified teacher.
Matt TerAvest, NBCT, Department Chair
Teaches: Drawing I, Painting I, Painting II
Education: B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas,
B.A. in Art Education from the University of Central Arkansas, M.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Honors: Mr. TerAvest has been teaching art for 14 years. He is a National Board certified teacher, an Advanced Placement certified teacher, Teacher of the Year recipient, and a Stephens' Award Winner.
Sponsors: Arkansas Young Artists’ Association, Art Club, Meditation Club
Carolyn Foreman, Choral Director, Fine Arts Coordinator
Education: BME, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, M.ME University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Honors: 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 Central High School Choir Director and Central Region Junior High School Director in 1994. Her choir has performed for President George W. Bush, and helped compose a program in honor of the memory of those who died on 9-11 at Robinson Auditorium. She is a member of NEA, AEA, LRCTA, Arkansas Choral Directors Association, Arkansas Music Educators Association, and has served as both secretary and vice president of general music in that association.