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.
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: Drawing I, Introduction to Art, and Art History
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: 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
Education: BSE in Education from the UCA with an emphasis on Commercial Art and Industrial Art, MED with an emphasis on Visual Art from UALR.
Honors: Clark has been teaching art for 19 years, and is an adjunct instructor of Designing with New Technologies at UALR. Clark is currently seeking National Board Certification, and serves as the Arkansas Art Educators Webmaster.
Gail King, Department Chair
Education: BSE, MSE in Art Education, Henderson State University.
Honors: Mrs. King earned National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in 2005, one of the highest national awards in the teaching field. With 27 years of experience, King has served as Arkansas Art Educators Central Region Representative, Secretary, President, President Elect, and Past President. She has been honored for Distinguished Service within the Profession in 1994, Secondary Art Teacher of the year, 1992, Art Educator of the Year, 2000, and was nominated for the National Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award in 2004.
Stacy O'Brien, GT facilitator
Teaches: AP Art History and a variety of pre-AP and AP mathematics.
Education: Stacy holds a B.A. in Classical Archaeology and Art History from the University of Evansville and a M.Ed. in Teaching the Gifted and Talented
from UA Little Rock.
Honors: She is National Board certified in Exceptional Needs/Gifted and serves as support staff at the UA Little Rock Center for National Board Certification.
Mr. Lynn Smith, NBCT
Teaches: Drawing I and Art History
Education: B.A. in Art, Music, and Education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Smith was one of the first two secondary art teachers in the state to obtain National Board Certification.
Honors: Recipient of the 1992 Arkansas Art Educator of the Year from the Arkansas Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. He was the first art teacher in the state to be recognized as a 1993 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award recipient. Smith was the 2008 Little Rock School District High School Teacher of the Year Co-Recipient. He was recognized with the 2009 Patron of the Arts Award from the Arkansas Young Artists Association. Smith has worked to develop curriculum for the Little Rock School District and has presented at local, state, and national conferences for art teachers.
Education: BS in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas
BA in Art Education from the University of Central Arkansas
MA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Honors: Mr. TerAvest has been teaching art for 13 years. He is a National Board certified teacher, an Advanced Placement certified teacher, and a 2014 Stephens' Award Winner.
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.