Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in Art University of Houston-Clear Lake BFA-Visual and Applied Design Certifications: Art EC-12th
Ms. Laura Castaneda
Welcome to drawing class, I am glad you are here! This school year students will use their creative skills to create artwork that will challenge and inspire them! Students will use different art mediums such as, (but not limited to) prisma colors, drawing pencils, watercolor and pen.
I'm very excited to be teaching in Pearland ISD. It is my seventh year as a classroom teacher. I have taught art to 6th and 9th-12th graders at an early college high school in the Houston area. I also have experience as an in-school social worker and after school program director for the drop out prevention agency Communities In Schools.
It is a great honor to be working at Pearland High School. I am an Alvin High School graduate but I grew up in and around the Pearland area all of my life. In my off time I enjoy concerts, painting, church, friends, and family. You can also catch me glued to the TV when basketball season begins. Go Rockets! Let's have a great year Oilers!!!
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!
2nd Period-Art I
3rd Period-Art I
4th Period-Drawing II
5th Period-Drawing II
6th Period-Drawing II & III
7th Period-Art I
Oiler Hour-Thursdays and Fridays (A)