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    Mandissa Martinez comes from a family of self taught artists and musicians that reside in South Texas. She grew up with a passion for both, but felt in her heart that visual arts was her future. She dabbles in woodworking and enjoys spending quality time with her two children and pets. She is also a fan of nature and likes to spend time outdoors. 

    She graduated from Taft High School and continued her higher education at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.  Mrs. Martinez hit consecutive Dean's Lists in her field of study and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was also part of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She is currently enrolled in a Graduate program with Boston University to further her art education. 

    Mrs. Martinez has taught with Aransas County ISD and Del Valle ISD. She currently teaches Art 1, Art 2 and Art 4 visual arts here at Elgin ISD.

    Art 1 is an introductory art course which integrates art production with the study of basic design and drawing principles, art history, art criticism and exploration. Students will be expected to learn new vocabulary related to each unit studied and express ideas through original artworks using a variety of medica such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, collage, scratch board, watercolor, tempura paint, and clay. The goal is for students to gain an understanding and appreciation of art. 

    Art 2 is designed to develop drawing skills to an advanced level through exploration of a variety of media, methods and subjects. Students will be expected to draw from life as well as from memory and imagination. Art history research and vocabulary development are another important component of this course as students learn to make informed judgments about artwork through class discussion and written expression. Career opportunities in art related fields will also be explored. 

    Art 4 emphasizes the development of individual style and improved styles and techechniques. Students will be required to create artworks based on a theme and will continue to develop their portfolios, choosing projects, media and methods to achieve a desired expressive intent. Students are encouraged to exhibit their work, as well as enter art competitions. Continued career exploration and art history research are included in this course. 


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