In high school, students begin with preliminary art classes, studying two-dimensional design, perspective, drawing, color theory, painting, printmaking, and progressing to three-dimensional design including ceramics, sculpture, and textile. Students also explore the historical and cultural contexts in which many artworks are created.

From there, interested students can choose to specialize in painting, drawing, ceramics and sculpture, graphics and printmaking, or textiles and fibers.

Art Teachers

Julie Gawel, AP Art

Ms. Gawel teaches Art IB Sculpture, Art II-Ceramics, Art II-Drawing, and AP Art Drawing, AP 2D Design, and AP 3D. She also sponsors the Right Siders Art Club. Ms. Gawel is originally from Michigan and has been teaching art for 22 years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alma College, an Art Education degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She spent 14 years teaching high school and middle school in Alief ISD and three years at Cypress Lakes High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, both in the Houston area. She is very excited to be in the Dallas area and to be teaching at Lakeview Centennial High School. She enjoys drawing, painting, ceramics, running and being outdoors.