Michelle Denison has being teaching at Dowell for 11 years now. She graduated from The University of North Texas. She teaches Art 2, 3, and Advanced Art.
Art 2 is a course available to those who've completed Art 1 the previous year. It's made up of 7th and 8th graders who wish to continue Art after Art 1. Art 2 is taught by Michelle Denison. (As seen on the left)
Tutorials are available for anyone who feels they need extra help or aren't understanding the concepts taught in class.
Dowell art students work on the exhibit in the administration building of MISD (rotating art show)
(Leonardo Da Vinci)
Advanced Art is for students who plan to attend Pre-AP art in high school. It's open for 8th or 7th graders who have completed Art 1 by recommendation. Advanced Art is taught by Michelle Denison. (As seen on left) The class covers alot of work in a short period of time. If you're involved in out of school activity's, band, choir, athletics, or anything that takes up a majority of your time this isn't a very good class you. Weekly sketchbook assignments are expected of students, and full effort is required. If you don't get something done in class you need to try to attend tutorials and catch up. This is an advanced class, hence Advanced Art. If you can't fully commit, it might be hard to have time to get work done. If you don't want that kind of class or just don't have the time that's fine, Art 3 is available. But we'd love to have you if you think it's something you want. Only one class period is given for Advanced Art students, so teachers can only select so many students to take it as an elective.
*This class counts as ONE of your High School credits.
Sketchbook assignments are due every Friday. Unless instructed other wise, you may choose from the list of ideas. Name, period, and project number ARE required. Remember, part of your grade is based off effort, but mainly you must use the design principles and make sure the use up the entire page. No white should be showing on your creation.
Click here for sketchbook ideas and grading.
You may view your child's grades, assignments, and tardys through the Home Access Center. (HAC)
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Dowell main office:469-302-4000