Teacher: Jessica Thompson

AAE Art is on the rise! 

After some outstanding recognition in numerous art shows our program has expanded to included High School Credit Art I for all 8th graders; we also have Enriched 6th & 7th grade art, Beginners & Intermediate art, as well as a zero hour class for those with packed schedules. 

Note: All courses have a $15 per semester district set fee, however the high school credit course is $20 per semester. 

Instructional focus

All classes spend an entire semester on 2D art (drawing, painting) and on 3D art (ceramics, sculpture), and include sketchbook and art history activities to stretch our opportunities even further. 

All students are encouraged to participate in art competitions throughout the year too.  Last year we had 50 out of 60 artworks medal at Junior VASE (basically Art UIL), we received 42 ribbons at the GISD show, 14 of those were selected for the Dawning Artist Collection which is on display at the Harris Hill Administration building and we even had winners in the PTSA Reflections and Art of Architecture contests. 

Come be part of our talented team!!!  No experience required, we teach you that in class. 

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."     ~ Pablo Picasso

Student Art Work

The award winning AAE students are highlighted below, and you can also view student art work on the AAE Student Art Show Page

6th Grade Medalist Artwork
7th Grade Vase ARtwork
Photo of 8th Grade Medalist Artwork
More 8th Grade Medalist Artwork