•     Hello! I'm Dawn Vinklarek and I teach Art 2 & 3 Ceramics and AP Studio Art.   I was born and raised in Bastrop, Texas and I'm proud to call this area my home. I graduated from Bastrop High School in 1990 and then attended Texas A&M University in College Station where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Health and Education.  After graduation, I began teaching biology at Bastrop High School.  Although I loved teaching science, I took three years off to start my family. While I was away from school, I became certified to teach art. Art was, is, and always will be my passion.  

    After returning to the classroom, I taught both biology and art, which was both fun AND challenging!  I have since hung up my biology hat and have been teaching all art and ceramics for the last 20 years. I was excited to come to Cedar Creek High School to start building the art program and to cultivate AND discover all the incredibly talented students CCHS has to offer. Go Eagles!

     

    AP ART and DESIGN 
    AP Art and Design is  an introductory college-level drawing course. Students refine and apply skills and ideas they develop in a sustained investigation throughout the course to produce drawings to be submitted in a digital portfolio.  Students submit 15 images of their sustained investigation, as well as send in 5 physical works, as part of their AP exam.  See  AP Art and Design Course and Exam Description—Fall 2019. 
     
    ART 2 CERAMICS
    This is an introductory course designed to offer you an opportunity to explore ceramic media and processes.  Through instruction and demonstrations as well as accomplishing a variety of hands-on assignments and projects, you will be given the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of ceramic materials, forming techniques, decorative glazing techniques, and kiln firing.  The class will be broken up with first semester demonstrating basic hand building techniques and slab work and second semester working with the potter’s wheels and learning how to throw certain forms as well as  continued hand building productions.
     
    ART 3 CERAMICS
    This is an advanced course designed to offer you a continuation to explore ceramic media and processes.  Through instruction and demonstrations as well as accomplishing a variety of hands-on assignments and projects, you will be given the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of ceramic materials, forming techniques, decorative glazing techniques,  kiln firing, and wheel throwing.  
     
     
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  • The EARTh without ART is just...Eh.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at davinklarek@bisdtx.org

     

    Mrs. V's Class Schedule

    1st period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics

    2nd period: Conference

    3rd period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics

    4th period: Student Council

    5th period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics

    6th period: Studio Art AP

    7th period: Art 2 / 3 Ceramics