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Mr. Gavin Gilmore
My name is Gavin Gilmore. I am the art teacher for 7th and 8th grade at Hallsville Jr. High. In my classroom, I try to provide an encouraging and supportive environment to help foster and encourage the visual arts. What to expect this year? Students can expect to learn about the Elements and Principles of Art. These are things such as Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Space and Value. These are the Elements of Art, which can be thought of as tools such as hammers and nails. Students will also learn about such things as Pattern, Contrast, Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm, Movement and Unity. These are the Principles of Design and can be thought of as plans used in building. Students will apply these concepts in many different projects with various dry and wet media. Students will work with both 2-D and 3-D materials. We also discuss important artists and art movements throughout our semester course.
I am also the UIL coach for Art Memory. Jr. High students also will have opportunity to participate in our annual Chalk Walk competition in the Spring as Hallsville City park.