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Mrs. Smith - Art Explorations & Art Foundations

Katie Smith
smithk@mentorschools.org
440-974-5344

 I'm so excited to start my 10th year teaching art and my fourth year teaching at Mentor High School. 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University, where I majored in Art Education with a minor in Studio Arts.  I continued my studies at Kent State to earn a Master’s of Education.

Art Explorations

Want a chance to play, create, and get your hands dirty with drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more? This course is open to all students who are interested in a year-long "product based" art class.  This course explores a variety of media and techniques. It also prepares the student for any semester art courses or for entering the Fine Art track. Students will be required to pay a class fee for consumables and supplies. This is a Prerequisite for other Art Electives.

Art Foundations

This semester course allows 10th-12th grade students to explore a variety of art processes and media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  It also prepares students for any semester art courses or for entering the Fine Art track. Emphasis will be on creative problem solving and hands-on learning experiences that allow for personal growth and creative expression. Students will be required to pay a class fee for consumables and supplies. This is a Prerequisite for other Art Electives