Ms. Laura Castaneda

Phone: 281-997-7445


Degrees and Certifications:

Associates in Art University of Houston-Clear Lake BFA-Visual and Applied Design Art EC-12th Schedule:TBA Reminders: Art Fee is $30 AP Studio Fee

Ms. Laura Castaneda



Welcome Oilers!

My name is Laura Castaneda. I teach Art I, Drawing II-IV and AP Studio Art sections 2D-Design and Drawing. I am glad to have you in my class this year. This is my 8th year as a classroom art teacher. I have two degrees in art, I am an artist, and I love to teach. My past work experience includes, working for after school programs teaching art to elementary students up through high school age for the agency Communites In Schools. I previously worked for that same agency as a Campus Coordinator and Site Coordinator as well. My jobs included working with at risk youth as an on-campus case manager. I led a staff of young people in providing and implementing an after school program at a Houston area charter school per TEA guidelines. I love working with youth. Thank you for being part of my class this year. 

Art is very important for the well being of all young people. I work hard to provide our students with a quality learning experience in art. Students are expected to work hard and focus in my classes. 

Mission Statement:

Art is essential in today's workforce. I strongly believe that art empowers young people in all areas or fields of study. Artistic creativity is necessary for learning as well as for character building and self-esteem. I hope that you are empowered in my classroom so that it drives you towards success!