Meet the Teachers

Music teacher - Luis Fernandez


Art teacher - Natalie Johnson 


All About the Arts

In Garland ISD, we strive to have a robust art program where our students can learn about different art movements, techniques, mediums, continents, cultures and, learn about some of the master artists from the past. We want every young artist to learn art history, academic visual arts vocabulary, with interdisciplinary connections that will enable them to find themselves and develop who they are as artists.

As part of the VAPA (Visual Arts & Performing Arts) elementary curriculum, your child will be able to virtually travel around the world and visit other continents, learn about their culture and their contributions to the art world. Our focus per grade level is as follows:

Grade Continent Artist Artwork

Australia and Polynesia Islands

Henri Matisse

The Mona Lisa



Faith Ringgold


2nd Grade


Vincent Van Gogh

A Sunday Afternoon

3rd Grade


Georgia O’Keeffe

The Great Wave

4th Grade

South America

Frida Kahlo

The Persistence of Memory

5th Grade

North America

Pablo Picasso

Soup Cans

We offer additional programs and events so our young artist can continue developing their art skills beyond their 45-minute weekly time:

  •  Art Club (4th & 5th Grade)
  • Talented & Gifted Program
  • TEAM (Texas Elementary Art Meet)
  • GISD Showcase
  • Art Month
  • Big Art Day
  • Abbett Fine Arts Night
  • GISD Holidays Greeting Card Contest
students showing artwork

Abbett Fine Arts Night

On our Fine Arts Night, (new date announced in May) also known as Camp Abbett!  All students and families are invited to attend. All of our students’ artwork throughout the school year will be displayed. Also, the event will provide students and families the opportunity to create arts and crafts together!  The music teacher will help our students perform different songs for their families. For the music performances, we will go in grade order (kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) and all families are welcome to watch our amazing artists perform and create art together! 

District UIL competition

On March 26th, some of our Abbett students competed at the GISD Elementary UIL competition. This was our school’s first time competing in the competition and everyone worked very hard and had a great time!

2 students and teacher pose in front of horse holding sign
5 students and teacher pose in front of a horse
3 students and teacher pose in front of a horse