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Welcome to Powers Art - 2019 - 20


Dear Students and Parents,


Art classes consist of Enriched 3 day classes and Regular 2 day classes.  

The studio-oriented art program emphasizes visual literacy, technical skills, and creative problem solving by implementing 2D and 3D artwork. Discussion of art historical topics and famous artworks is incorporated into the art course. Students will be encouraged to maintain and revise a portfolio of their most successful work using their iPads.



I have taught Art in Collierville Schools and Shelby County Schools for 20 years and prior to that I always worked in the art world.  My undergraduate degree is from the University of Memphis with a Masters plus 45.   I live in Collierville and have two grown sons and four grandchildren.  I have also held exhibits in galleries at Seaside, FL, Town Hall  and Webz Gallery in Collierville and at University of Memphis.   


 Born in Memphis, and raised in a strong southern family, my genre is the southern culture with my artwork focusing on individuals and their life in a simpler time and the nature that surrounded them.


WEEKLY EMAIL This year teachers will send email to students with an overview of what to expect in class. Parents, if you are interested in receiving the emails as well, just write your email address on the handout that you student will receive the first week of school. 


ART FEE  $20. All art supplies are art community property so students will not need to bring supplies in to the class. Instead the suggested fee of $20 can be paid in cash, online or by check made out to “CMS Art”.  Please submit the paperwork and Art Fee by August 23 so supplies can be purchased. 




I will that I will care about:

   - myself

   - others

   - this school


If students fail to demonstrate the behavior above:

- 1st-3rd occurrence: Reminder, Redirection, Reinforcement = E in conduct

-4th occurrence: Conduct mark = S in conduct

-5th occurrence: Conduct mark, Parent Communication = S in conduct

-6th occurrence: Conduct mark & detention assigned = N in conduct

-7+ occurrence: Parent, teacher, student conference = N in conduct. 



Projects/ Tests - 45%

Quizzes/ Handouts - 30%

Classroom / Homework -  25%



Enriched students, mark your calendars now since this is for a grade. You are presenting your work as a gallery installation. 



Remind text 





Please let me know if you have questions.  

As always, thank you for supporting the Arts at CMS. 



Ms Jo Powers

CMS Art Educator