Jo Brasfield Powers » Welcome


Ms Powers would like to welcome to CMS Art - 2018-19



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 19 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.