Art

Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
The Art Department at Rowlett High School is led by Chad Wilkinson, Lynn Wilkinson, Amanda Miller, and Diane Clegg.   
 

We have had much success in the past and look forward to our future with great students that produce amazing artwork.  We push students hard teaching to their strengths, challenging them to evolve and grow as an artist every day.  Each teacher has their own expertise helping students find what media fits them best.  We have great relationships with each other and with the students, furthering our commitment to build the students artistic skill and help them reach their goals.   

Accolades we have had in the past include...

  • Rowlett High School hosts Region 10E VASE every year with 1800 student artists from all over the Metroplex competing for a chance to go to state VASE (Visual Arts and Scholastic Event). 

  • We are the only school in GISD to achieve a Gold Seal every year we have competed in VASE except one.

  • Out of the 150 students from our region that advanced to State, over 25% of the artwork came from RHS.

  • This past year 5 RHS Art students gained national news receiving 6 Gold Seals tying a District record also set by RHS.  Out of 35,000 individual artworks across the State of Texas, that entered the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, (VASE) only 150 students were given a Gold Seal.  Congrats to these students.  Chris Johnson, Deisy Hermida, Sal Estrada, (Double Gold Seals), Jessica Olvera, and Renata Garcia."

  • We also participate in other shows throughout the year that includes the TVAA, (Texas Visual Arts Association Art Show) and the Rowlett Commission for the Arts Art Show, as well as a Senior Art Show hosted by the Garland Commission for the Arts."

 

Art Teachers 

We have 5 Art Teachers that have the ability to "specialize" in their own media of choice. This specialization is unique to GISD and helps us be able to really focus our teaching to raise students ability to the next level. 
  • Chad Wilkinson teaches Art1A (Drawing) , Advanced Drawing (Drawing 2,3,and 4) as well as 2D AP Studio Art/and AP 2D Design. 
  • Lynn Wilkinson teaches Art1A (Drawing), Art1B (Sculpture), as well as Drawing 2, and all Painting classes (Painting 2,3, and 4).
  • Amanda Miller teaches Art1B (sculpture), Art1A (Drawing), Jewelry (2,3 and 4) and Advanced Printmaking (2,3, and 4).
  • Diane Clegg teaches Art1B (Sculpture), Art1A (Drawing), Advanced Sculpture (2,3, and 4), and Advanced Ceramics (2,3, and 4).

National Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Art Club learn about various artists, conduct workshops, and complete community service projects. The Art Club participates in the same activities as NAHS members. NAHS members must be a tenth, eleventh or twelfth grader, have taken at least two semesters of Art, and earned no less than a B in his/her art classes.