Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in Art University of Houston-Clear Lake BFA-Visual and Applied Design Art EC-12th Schedule: 1st Period-Conference 2nd Period-AP Studio Art 2D and Drawing 3rd Period-Drawing III and IV 4th Period-Drawing III and IV 5th Period-Drawing II-C Lunch-11:57am-12:28pm 6th Period-Drawing II 7th Period-Drawing II Reminders: Art Fee is $30 AP Studio Art Exam Fee
Ms. Laura Castaneda
I am Ms. Castaneda one of your awesome PHS art teachers. I teach Drawing II-IV and AP Studio Art-Sections 2D and Drawing. I love to teach and have experience working with young people since I was in high school myself. I have experience teaching art for after school programs. I worked as an in school social worker in a neighboring district and, I was a Site Cordinator/Director of an after school program at a Houston area charter school. All of these previous work experiences have enabled me to become a great classroom teacher. I attended Alvin Community College and then transferred to the University of Houston-Clear Lake where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Visual and Applied Design in art.
I am an artist and I enjoy beautifying my comunity when I can as well. In my off time I hang out with my fellow PHS art teachers and make art. I am engaged to be married to a great guy and I enjoy concerts and being around others. A huge welcome to you! Can't wait to meet you. Let's have a great year Oilers.
****Important Reminder-This class is asynchronous. No live streaming. All attendance and grades will be taken through the Canvas platform. Students please check to see that you submit work before the deadline or you may be counted absent and you may receive a zero. ****
Art is very important for the well being of all young people. I work hard to provide our students with a quality learning experience. 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!