Allow me to introduce myself: I am Becky Bowers, I teach Art 1, 2 Honors , 3 Honors, and AP Art. I am a photographer and printmaker. I graduated from University of Memphis with an MFA in photography and printmaking in '99. I have been teaching Art in the public schools for nearly 15 years! I have been at Bartlett High School for nearly 10.
My mission as an art teacher is to instruct my students on how to make quality artwork. Quality art making consists of three things:
- Concept. What are you going to create? A portrait? A landscape? A print? Are you going to paint? or work with pastel?
- Composition. How will you arrange the elements in your work?
- Craftsmanship. How well did you use the space? How did your chosen medium work for you? Did the matrix you chose to paint/draw on work well with your chosen media? Does your work say or communicate what you wanted it to?
I work with my students also on mining their creativity for more meaningful art making. We also learn good, strong basic drawing skills. Most all art making begins with a good drawing...
I am the sponsor for the Art Club. We will meet the first Thursday of each month in my room-M204. Our Art Club is primarily service based, meaning we will help with face painting in the spring at the Special Olympics, organize and install our Spring Art Show. When the new building is ready, I am hoping that we may paint some murals around the school. We will have some local artists to come talk to us and find out about upcoming art contests and find out what kinds of art wins!
Welcome to a new year of learning and making things!